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The Marconi Centre

Poldhu Cove, Mullion TR12 7JB, England
+44 1326 241656
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Beauty spot with an amazing history

We were staying in Mullion and so were very fortunate to have Poldhu cove almost on our doorstep... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
dpm666
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Unexpected delight

Visited Poldhu many years ago and remembered the story of Marconi, saw that there’s now a volunteer... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Stephanie R
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“radio club” (7 reviews)
“short film” (4 reviews)
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Poldhu Cove, Mullion TR12 7JB, England
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+44 1326 241656
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We were staying in Mullion and so were very fortunate to have Poldhu cove almost on our doorstep. As others have mentioned, the opening hours are a bit limited so do your homework before you set off. The setting is just fantastic. We saw a...More

Thank dpm666
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Visited Poldhu many years ago and remembered the story of Marconi, saw that there’s now a volunteer run information centre- and what great, friendly enthusiasts they are! We came away with three Morse code addicts under the age of 10 and two adults weirdly captivated...More

Thank Stephanie R
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Whilst out walking on the South West Coast Path near Poldhu cove on The Lizard on New Years Day we came across the Marconi Centre. One of the best Visitor Centres I have seen. Manned by incredibly well informed and enthusiast volunteers who welcomed us,...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Being run by volunteers, this building is only open for part of the week and, therefore, it's taken quite a few years before I was there during opening hours. What a mistake; I should have made the effort before, noting the times on their website....More

Thank plymouth
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Popped in one evening to find the radio club having a meeting but were still made very welcome and shown around the exhibition (including a short film). Fantastic history of Cornwall's role in radio communication.

Thank j2ebje
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Very interesting, video and artefacts as well as postcards from around the world who have been in radio contact. Very informative and friendly volunteers. Free entry but donations encouraged.

Thank thebotleys
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

being an ex sailor in communications I found this attraction so good and can relate to the morse code. The displays was very good and the person on hand was very knowledgable.

Thank chris504019
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

While on holiday I just had to visit the Marconi Centre at Poldhu. Being an amateur radio operator myself I just had to call in and find out more about how my hobby had first begun. Informative video presentation documenting how wireless transmissions came into...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We visited the centre which has displays about the history of the site and the part it played in the development of radio. We watched a video that brought the history to life. Interactive displays and excellent staff to chat to, this place is a...More

Thank Dave R
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Well worth visiting to learn about a piece of history. A little insite on how it all began with a vision from Marconi and others

1  Thank Deborah S
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