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Week 25: Cornwall Museums Partnership
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To end the day here's the last telegraph sent from the Telegraph Station at Porthcurno, 100 years after the station started sharing communications around the world. We'll be listening across the water for Helston's Museum of Cornish Life. Once upon a time PK was spying on neighbouring wireless activities. Luckily for us Cable and Wireless brought the two innovations together in perfect harmony.


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The five-needle telegraph, c.1837, of Cooke and Wheatstone.


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With a nod to Father’s Day, can anyone guess the message?


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If you’re in the mood to tackle our escape stairs, you’ll need one of these.


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Our secret #WW2 tunnels were second only to London to Britain’s worldwide communications during the Second World War.


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Our mock-up of the RMS #Titanic’s wireless apparatus, in our vintage workshop.


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This is one of many pieces of kit we have: the Hughes telegraph from the 1920s. It uses a keyboard, like a piano. It was invented in the 🇺🇸 in 1855.


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For those of you who love a fact, this is for you.
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#HarryPotter #Trivia #Museums


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Here is one of the wave sculptures in our gardens. The tennis court and the big white building, Zodiac House, are legacies of Porthcurno’s telecommunications history.


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Our museum is located in the beautiful and tranquil Porthcurno valley. The museum gardens are on more than one level - hence this secret steps.


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Our single needle telegraph welcomes you. The quiet coastal valley of Porthcurno once held the largest telegraph station in the world. Now a museum and Cable and Wireless archive we celebrate the innovation of undersea telegraphy and the history of telecommunications. @tmporthcurno #cableandwireless


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Myttin da (Good morning) from the @cornwallmuseumspartnership team! We are thrilled to be taking over @52museums this week.We are a charity based @krowji_ in Redruth, Cornwall. We help museums in Cornwall to thrive!

This week we will take you on a journey to discover the unique heritage of Cornwall, showcasing what's on offer from seven museums across the county.
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#Heritage #Cornwall #Museum #52Museums #History #Takeover #ACESupported


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