Welcoming visitors with FREE ENTRY this autumn
Following its temporary closure, Cornwall’s most unique heritage attraction, PK Porthcurno (previously the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno), reopens on 10th September and will welcome much-missed visitors with free entry throughout the autumn. Designed for all ages, PK Porthcurno is an interactive museum experience that showcases the science, the people and the stories that have made developments in global communications possible, and demonstrates how advances in digital communications are changing the world forever.
The re-opening also marks the launch of a series of events and exhibitions celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first telegraph cable landing on Porthcurno beach in 1870. Originally scheduled for summer 2020, ‘Porthcurno150+1’ will now run from this September to summer 2021, culminating in a tall-ship event on Porthcurno beach, and a specially commissioned new play at the Minack Theatre. Anniversary events begin on 10th September with the installation of a bespoke Lego build by world famous Lego designer Warren Elsmore Studio, who have created a scale model of the Cableship ‘Investigator’ and an imagined scene of the first telegraph cable landing at Porthcurno.
While some of the museum’s interactive exhibits have been removed in order to comply with Covid 19 regulations, the majority are still on display, and visitors can take advantage of a wealth of activities, from the challenge of code cracking to fun science experiments, as well as daily talks and demonstrations. In addition, the museum shop will reopen with a special sale of its books, toys and gifts. New Covid-safe procedures include a one-way system and multiple hand-sanitiser stations throughout the museum, as well as an enhanced cleaning regime and the acceptance of card payments only in the café and shop. Visitors will be required to wear face coverings at all times, and numbers will be strictly limited, so pre-booking is strongly advised. See the museum website for details on how to book.