Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno
?The development of Porthcurno was very different from the pattern familiar from other Cornish villages. In the middle of the nineteenth century the population of the valley was limited to two farms. The first undersea cable was laid in 1870 and Porthcurno grew to house the world?\'s largest and busiest submarine telegraph station. Porthcurno was also home to the international Cable and Wireless Training College, described as the world?\'s leading training institution for telegraph technology.

The project at Porthcurno is to provide a new Learning Centre to house the Museum\'s collection, recently designated by the MLA, and to include archive and research facilities and an education space. This phase of the project is currently on site and due for completion in Spring 2013. The second phase will allow the Museum to expand into the vacated space in the original listed building. The project will provide significantly improved access to the collection for visitors including new interpretation as well as a reorganisation of the offices and collection store.
project:Porthcurno Telegraph Museum
location:Porthcurno , Cornwall
client:PK Trust
cost:not specified
area:not specified