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The Marconi Centre

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Address: Poldhu Cove, Mullion TR12 7JB, England
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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

Reviewed 28 September 2016
Deborah S
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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

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1 Thank Deborah S
Dawlish, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

An interesting place to learn about Marconi's work to send the first wireless signal across the Atlantic. There is a short video to watch and lots of information boards, plus various pieces of equipment. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and friendly. Check the opening times before visiting as they are limited. There is also a small selection of gifts (eg.... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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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 informative, is run by enthusiastic and helpful volunteers, who are on hand to answer questions... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

I have to say that I was very impressed with this Centre. Welcome by a friendly informative volunteer. I was engrossed and found the whole visit wonderful. If I understand it right the only National Trust site where you do not have to pay an entrance fee. More spectacular is that the Poldhu Radio Club meet in this gorgeous venue... More 

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1 Thank Sandra L
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

We really were looking forward to our visit but when we arrived the sign said opening hours were in the afternoon and early evening only and we were there at 10'30am. Shame.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

A great place to visit to remind us of a world before cell phones and the internet. Very kind and helpful staff and great views from the coast.

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1 Thank C B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Not open shame as a lot of history attached. Nice cliff top walks circumnavigating the perimeter of the Marconi Centre. By the way it's not a big place.

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Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

A small shed that houses the local amateur radio society. We were made welcome and shown around the displays of Marconi history and memorabilia. 20 mins and all was done. It's free entry, so no gripes about value for money but it is rather limited! Good weather will let you walk around the hilltop to add to the experience.

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1 Thank Paul K
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

Wanted to visit here whilst walking the coast path. Pleased it was open - thanks to the volunteers. It didn't take long to look around, but being from Chelmsford it was a must! Good to see the plaque by the gate.

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

This is the site that Marconi made the first radio transatlantic call in the world. Everything we know as communications,television,cellular telephones and satelite communications started here. There is a super radio communications centre at this ste and you can watch a very good video giving the whole history of the site.

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