Porthcurno Telegraph Museum
A unique award-winning museum set in its own grounds in the Porthcurno valley chronicling the unusual and fascinating story of the village from Victorian times to World War II - as a centre of advanced technology.
In 1870 the picturesque valley of Porthcurno became the epicentre of global telegraph communications when using the most advanced technology of their day the first undersea telegraph cable was connected between Porthcurno and Bombay.
This historic event saw the beginning of high-speed communications around the world and the small village become the most important communication centre in the world.
The importance of Porthcurno's communication centre was boosted during World War II when it was used to transmit secret messages around the world. During this time the centre was relocated into a bomb-proof, gas proof, underground building.
Today, this location is the centre of the award-winning museum in which visitors can see numerous pieces of working equipment, discover the Victorian Internet and also hear about the secret communications which were sent from Porthcurno during World War II.
Recently featured on the BBC's "What the Victorians Did for Us". Porthcurno Telegraph Museum is a fascinating place to visit. Whilst there, be sure to spend some time on the fabulous Porthcurno Beach - or visit The Minack Theatre perched on the cliffs over looking the bay.