Exhibitions and Events


British Science Week 2023

British Science Week is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, discover how you can take part and celebrate at PK!


Easter at PK Porthcurno

Discover our range of free events and activities over the Easter holidays. Join us for craft events, Mini PK tours and more!

Plastoc fish in net on Porthcurno beachEvent

Planet PK Bank Holiday Beach Clean

Porthcurno’s beauty makes it one of the most popular beaches for visitors in Cornwall, unfortunately, it can also be one of the worst affected by littering, particularly after busy bank holiday weekends!

GCHQ Watcher of the SkiesEvents and Exhibitions

GCHQ: Watcher of the Skies

PK Porthcurno, Museum of Global Communications has partnered with intelligence, cyber and security agency GCHQ for a new exhibition called ‘Watcher of the Skies’ which tells the fascinating story of a secret communications site on an exposed Cornish headland.


May Half-Term at PK Porthcurno

What's on at PK Porthcurno for the May half term? Meet morgy the giant squid who has made PK his home and create some friends for him!


Pop-Up PK: Secret Squid Messages

Inspired by the interactive giant squid by artists Morodavaga, join us to make a vibrant squid windsock out of coloured paper, card and streamers. Learn Morse Code and write a secret message on your squid’s tentacles.


Planet PK Champions: Sunny Solar Power

Introducing Planet PK Champions - our new environmental sessions for children. Join us to learn about the future of solar energy by building a solar-powered electronic circuit.


STEAM Explorers

Our STEAM Explorers sessions are back! 7 to 12 year-olds can join our free ‘STEAM Explorers’ sessions, a morning of hands-on making activities that explore the realms of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths.


Pop Up PK: Silky Map Paintings and Mixing Colours

Tuesday 22 and Thursday 24 February - Join us for Pop Up PK half-term fun this February. Inspired by the communication maps in the PK collection, learn how to paint onto silk fabric. Choose from a variety of vibrant colours to design your own map.

School takeover outside the front of the museumEvent

Kids in Museums Takeover Day

For our Kids In Museums Takeover Day students from Exeter University, took over our engagement team and delivered a climate themed workshop for King Charles Primary School in Falmouth.


Museum Shop Sunday

We are excited to join over 1,600 cultural attractions worldwide on 28 November 2021 to celebrate Cultural Enterprises brilliant Museum Shop Sunday initiative. It’s never been more important to highlight the vital role of retail in helping arts, cultural and heritage venues to survive and thrive. Museum Shop Sunday is a fantastic opportunity to do just that!

LEGO Warren ElsmoreExhibition

LEGO Lovers

Warren Elsmore, world-famous artist in LEGO bricks, designs a bespoke reimagining of the first telegraph cable landing at Porthcurno in 1870.


Lights Out for Darker Skies

This temporary exhibition celebrates the beauty of the night sky and supports West Penwith’s application for International Dark Sky Park status.

Going Underground new exhibition for 2019 at the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, showing a digitised image of archive source, letter dated July 6th 1939 on the subject of protecting the Telegraph Station from World War Two threats.Exhibition

Going Underground

The exhibition follows the building of the World War Two bunker in Porthcurno. It uses letters and photographs from the time of construction, sourced from the museum archive.

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