As of 17th March 2020: The Marconi Centre and the Poldhu ARC is closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak
It's doubtful whether even Marconi, listening on Signal Hill, St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1901 could have imagined the significance of an extremely short signal he had just received, nor what it would lead to. From little acorns.... that first transatlantic radio signal introduced everything from broadcasting to satellite communications, mobile phones, broadband, the internet and the world wide web - and Poldhu was at the forefront of it all.
PARC are extremely grateful for the recent grant from Goonhilly Windfarm Community Fund, which enabled us to upgrade the aerial masts with new winches and stainless steel guys after winter storm damage. This ensures that the aerial system is now even safer than before.