New Exhibition for 2019 A collaborative project between Telegraph Museum Porthcurno and Geevor Tin Mine has created a unique presentation of sights, sounds and original archive material. The exhibition follows the building of the World War Two tunnels in Porthcurno. It uses letters and photographs from the time of construction, sourced from the Telegraph Museum
New exhibition for 2019 From 1st April find out about the role of the telegraph system in maintaining wartime secrecy, how it was used to spy on and intercept messages, at home and abroad, and how the Eastern Telegraph Company spied on Marconi’s early wireless tests. Cable vs Wireless Before the merger and creation of
Team Effort Staff and volunteers braved the crowds on Sunday to bring magic and morse code to Quay Fair Day, part of the Golowan celebrations in Penzance. The ‘Kids on the Prom’ is event is a favourite for local and visiting families and the museum presented activities exploring hidden messages and methods of communication. Spies
See our specially commissioned scale-model of the historic Cableship Investigator, created by famous Lego designers Warren Elsmore Studio.
Pillar Boxes, Telephone Boxes, and a Little Talk & Tea It has been an active month on the museum’s YouTube channel, with seven videos being uploaded in only three weeks. These videos include ‘Talk & Tea’, created for an exhibition in our tunnels. Between January to March 2019 pupils from St Buryan Academy Primary School
Warren Elsmore, world-famous artist in LEGO bricks, designs a bespoke reimagining of the first telegraph cable landing at Porthcurno in 1870.
This exhibition explores the cutting-edge Victorian technology which made possible the first telegraph cable in 1870.
Discover the remarkable story of communications pioneer Sir John Pender, and the laying of the first undersea telegraph cable.
Visit our museum gardens to meet Morgy, an interactive sound-experience which brings people together and explores ideas of human connectedness.
Join us on June 10th for a spectacular re-enactment of the 1870 cable landing, including the arrival of the tall ship ‘Pelican of London’ at Porthcurno.
Working with the Minack Theatre, we have commissioned a new play from playwright David Lane which draws on the history of the Porthcurno Valley as a hub of global communication. The play will be presented on the Minack stage.