We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Nice bit of history

Without this little gem, life would not be so easy. Lovely lot of history in its little wooden... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
via mobile
Wonderful guide who made our visit a memorable one

The NT guide/warden on duty was so enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge on Marconi and his... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Catherine S
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Read all 66 reviews
All photos (8)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“radio club”(7 reviews)
“short film”(5 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Poldhu Cove, Mullion TR12 7JB, England
+44 1326 241656
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The centre and nearby Marconi monument celebrate the site of the first transatlantic wireless signal. It is part of the history of early long-distance communication, something we take so much for granted these days. The centre though set up by the National Trust and very...More

2  Thank steph399777
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The setting is superb and the information boards are really helpful - however it was a shame that we couldn't get in on a Saturday as it was closed!!! The monument is huge & the coastal walk & views are worth the visit anyway. Enjoy.

2  Thank SurfCityUK
Reviews (66)
Filter reviews
63 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews radio club short film run by volunteers poldhu cove morse code opening hours radio communication their website informative volunteers national trust many years worth a visit amateur history wireless enthusiasts atlantic
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 63 reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Without this little gem, life would not be so easy. Lovely lot of history in its little wooden museum.

Thank cornish-penguin
Reviewed 25 September 2018

The NT guide/warden on duty was so enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge on Marconi and his innovative ideas. It was a fascinating insight into the man himself and his work.

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 1 September 2018

The is a very interesting center located near a very nice beach. Well worth a visit, check the website for opening times as it is not open everyday.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 4 July 2018

The Marconi Centre is so worth a visit, don’t worry if your not into radio’s .... you cant not enjoy it! The volunteers that run the station are so passionate about its history and radio communications. There’s a short film to watch which gives you...More

1  Thank 22TAM22
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
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
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

Thank LittlegemPenzance
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
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
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
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 nearby hotels
Polurrian Bay Hotel
932 reviews
1.30 km away
Mullion Cove Hotel
862 reviews
1.93 km away
An Mordros Hotel
177 reviews
6.75 km away
Premier Inn Helston Hotel
828 reviews
7.35 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 11 nearby restaurants
Poldhu Beach Cafe
491 reviews
.06 km away
Mounts Bay Inn Restaurant
533 reviews
1.43 km away
The Village Restaurant
87 reviews
1.48 km away
Cornish Curry
62 reviews
1.52 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 11 nearby attractions
Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach
94 reviews
.96 km away
Poldhu Beach
48 reviews
.14 km away
Newton Equestrian Holidays
63 reviews
1.17 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Marconi Centre staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines