PK Porthcurno is a museum experience that explores the story of how the world connects.
From 1870 when the first undersea telegraph cable from India came ashore, to the fibre optic cables which carry virtually all our communications today, the sands of Cornwall's most idyllic beach hide one of the world's greatest communications secrets.
In its iconic white buildings just off the beach, PK Porthcurno is an inspiring celebration of the pioneering achievements of unsung heroes, and the power of human ingenuity in the quest to connect people and places. Here they transformed the way the world connects. PK Porthcurno is a must for visitors who want to understand how a once uninhabited valley in Cornwall became the heart of worldwide communication, how it remains so today and what might happen tomorrow.
We welcome dogs to the museum throughout the year. Unfortunately, we don’t allow dogs into the WWII Bunker due to the sensitive nature of the equipment.