Dressing up in our World War 1 outreach workshop

Wonderful workshops at the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno

Porthcurno has been a hub of global communication since 1870 when its first undersea telegraph cable forged a link between Britain and Bombay. Today visitors from all over the world explore how what happened in Porthcurno changed the world, and shapes the way we live today.

A new Clore Learning Space opened in September 2013 and provides an excellent facility for visiting schools, colleges and groups. The museum itself re-opens in June 2014 following extensive development, with major new exhibitions, improved access, and new cafe.


Resources available

Our experienced Learning Manager will work with you to make sure you get the most from your experience, whether you’re planning a trip to the museum, or an outreach session where we travel to you.

  • On-site workshops and outreach sessions available
  • New exhibitions opening June 2014
  • Historic WW2 tunnels and escape steps
  • Loan boxes
  • Free online learning resources including ideas for pre-visit and post-visit activities.
  • Activity sheets, quizzes and trails.
  • Hands-on experiences: dressing up, live demonstrations, handling objects, etc.
  • Combine your visit with a trip to Porthcurno beach, coast path or Minack Theatre

Our strengths

Our Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge tells you that our learning offer meets each of the six essential quality indicators:

  • We help you plan the learning experience that is right for you
  • We provide accurate information about our learning offer
  • We provide activities, experiences and resources which meet the learners needs
  • We evaluate all learning experiences from teacher’s and pupil’s perspectives
  • We agree learning outcomes with you before the learning experience begins
  • We have safety management processes in place to manage risk effectively

Facilities available

  • New purpose-built Clore Learning Space provides a spacious, safe base for your visiting group
  • Accessible site and parking
  • Great outdoor facilities: picnic area, outdoor play area, interactive sculpture gardens, WW2 Anderson shelter and Dig for Victory garden, tennis courts, historic Cable Hut and Cable Trail.
  • Museum shop and cafe

Other places to visit in the area

Minack Theatre

Porthcurno beach and coastal path

Our Museums