Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

The Telegraph Museum tells the story of how submarine cables from Porthcurno beach connected all corners of the world.

The Telegraph Museum along with a large collection also includes the only complete working telegraph station left in the world.

Visitors can explore:

  • Eastern House, home to the World’s biggest telegraph station from the turn of the 20th Century.
  • Grade II listed Cable House where the global network of cables came ashore.
  • Secret World War Two tunnels, built to protect this critical communications hub from attack.


The museum is open daily from Easter until the end of October and at various other times throughout the winter.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 5.5℃ to 6.7℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (NNE)
Saturday, Jan 28partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.7℃ to 4.6℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Jan 29partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.6℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Jan 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.3℃ to 10.5℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Jan 31cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.8℃ to 10.5℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Feb 01partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.6℃ to 8.9℃ with wind speed 9 m/sec (NW)
Thursday, Feb 02partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.2℃ to 9.7℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (NW)

Penwith Peninsula weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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