Accreditation Unaccredited
Address_line_1 Goonhilly Downs
Admin_hierarchy /England/South West (English Region)/Cornwall (English UA)
Alternative_museum_name_source New
Deprivation_index 5
Deprivation_index_crime 10
Deprivation_index_education 9
Deprivation_index_employment 10
Deprivation_index_health 7
Deprivation_index_housing 1
Deprivation_index_income 9
Deprivation_index_services 1
Geodemographic_group Remoter Coastal Living
Geodemographic_group_code 3br
Geodemographic_group_name_long 3br-Remoter Coastal Living
Geodemographic_subgroup Ageing Coastal Living
Geodemographic_subgroup_code 3b1r
Geodemographic_supergroup Countryside Living
Geodemographic_supergroup_code 3r
Geodemographic_supergroup_name_long 3r-Countryside Living
Governance Independent-Private
Latitude 50.05471
Longitude -5.184769
Name_of_museum Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station
Notes British Telecom opened a visitor centre at Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station by the 1990s but this was not really a museum. In 2002-3 the visitor centre was expanded to include a Connected Earth gallery holding part of the BT Connected Earth heritage collection. In March 2010 it was announced that the visitor centre would not reopen for the season and it remained closed permanently (via email from Jack Kirby). Sized based on BBC report of closure.
Postcode TR12 6LQ
Primary_provenance_of_data New
Region_country South West
Size large
Subject_Matter Communications-Other
Town_or_City Helston
Year_closed 2010:2010
Year_opened 2002:2003
project_id mm.New.254