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Press Release | Feb 2019 Half Term Family Fun at the Telegraph Museum

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Half Term Family Fun

Saturday 16 to Friday 22 February 2019

FREE activity sessions, plus discounted museum entry and FREE onsite parking

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Photo credit Rebecca Peters

Inspire your kids this half term with a visit to the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, where curious minds can get to grips with big ideas and amazing histories.

Designed for all ages, our interactive museum showcases the science, the people and the stories that made developments in global communications possible, and demonstrates how advances in digital communications are changing the world forever.

For little ones, our exhibitions full of buttons, buzzers, lights and levers make learning fun and are perfect for busy little hands.

Kids large and small can take advantage of a wealth of inspiring activities, from secret tunnels, codes to crack, interactive technologies and hands-on experiments, as well as visiting our onsite café, or enjoying a family picnic in our beautiful museum gardens.

On Saturday 16 February from 10.30am to 12pm, 7 to 12 year-olds can join our free ‘STEAM Explorers' session, a morning of hands on making activities that explore the realms of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. STEAM sessions are held monthly during term time and provide children with an opportunity to explore scientific ideas, tackle problem-solving and learn the importance of teamwork.

On Tuesday 19 and Thursday 21 February, from 11am to 12.30pm, and 1.30pm to 3pm, kids of all ages can drop in to our free ‘PK Pioneers' family activities sessions, for hands on activities linked to our ‘Hidden Heroes' exhibition.

Our free STEAM and ‘PK Pioneers' sessions are held in the Clore Learning Space opposite the museum car park. Museum entry not required. Just drop in. No need to book.

The main museum building is open throughout half term from 11am to 4.30pm. Enjoy a 25% entry discount from Saturday 16 to Friday 22 February, plus FREE onsite parking.


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Image | Telegraph Museum Porthcurno and gardens | photo credit Rebecca Peters


Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, Eastern House, Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6JX

01736 810966 ||




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Half Term Activity Session | credit Rebecca Peters 
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Editors Notes

Telegraph Museum Porthcurno

The tiny Cornish village of Porthcurno was once the heart of international telecommunications, boasting the largest telegraph station in the world. Today, the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno is a vibrant and captivating heritage attraction. Discover our World War II tunnels, which were the secret hub of Britain's wartime communications; visit the Cable Hut where the UK's network of underwater telecommunication cables came ashore; explore exhibitions and interactive displays telling the amazing story of global telecommunications. from the first practical use of electricity to how we communicate today using fibre optic cables that still run beneath the world's seas and oceans.

A Unique History

The Telegraph Museum is unique amongst Cornwall's heritage attractions and illustrates the crucial role Porthcurno and its residents played in the development of modern communications. In particular it tells the story of the people who came to train at the telegraph station, the friendships and romances they formed, the extraordinary lives they led as Cable & Wireless employees in far flung locations across the British Empire, and the vital role they played in defining the Allies' strategy during World War II.

For Families

Designed for all ages, this family-friendly interactive museum showcases the science, the people, and the amazing stories that made developments in global communications possible, and demonstrates how advances in digital communications are changing the world forever. Immerse your family in Porthcurno's lasting legacy and spend the day exploring science, technology, history and the world around us. With secret tunnels, trails, codes to crack, interactive technology, hands-on experiments and creative seasonal events, families can take advantage a wealth of inspiring activities throughout the year, as well as enjoying our onsite café, and browsing our museum shop.

For Schools

Our varied programme of school workshops combines engaging hands-on activities with time to explore the Museum. Our experienced learning team will work with you to plan your visit, tailoring workshops to meet your groups' needs or specific learning outcomes. Activities are hosted at our onsite Clore Learning Space - an accessible and flexible space designed for both formal and informal learning.

For Students and Researchers

Available by arrangement to school students, undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers, the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno houses the business archive of Cable & Wireless, an enviable collection that includes thousands of unique records from Porthcurno's lasting communication legacy, including an estimated 10,000 photographs from the 1850's to the present day. Following the closure of the original telegraph station and training school, many historically significant objects were kept and now form the basis of the Museum's unique collection, which has designated status in recognition of its national and international significance.

Additional Information

Telegraph Museum Porthcurno is owned by the PK Trust which is a registered educational charity no. 1062233.

Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, Eastern House, Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6JX | 01736 810966|


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