A unique interactive journey where our history meets your future!
Enjoy a fascinating and enjoyable visit to one of Cornwall's must see destinations. From the history & heritage of "Cold War" technology, to the amazing Apple iPhone, discover a wide variety of fun and interactive displays for all ages.
With both indoor and outdoor activities, exclusive tours and our iconic dishes, Goonhilly is the ideal place for all the family.
History of Goonhilly
Orginally developed to track 'Telstar,' Goonhilly quickly grew into the worlds largest satllite earth station and
throughout its history brought us many historic visual images to our TV screens; including the moon
landings, the first 'live' Olympics,
the Eurovision song contest
and the original 'Live Aid'.
Although Goonhilly has now
downsized, it still carries
communications traffic via
its fibre optic cable routes
and visitors can
now take park in a
guided tour inside
our most famous
dish ' Arthur'.
Discover Project Future on
our 45 minute tour
Take a shuttle bus to our additional
interactive zones, where you can
discover a selection of past inventions &
prediction. Design your own futuristic
costume, sit in a Sinclair C5, have
a go on our inventions quiz and
take part in own prediction
Draw your ideas for the
future on our touch screen
tables, control a full sized
robot and see the effect that climate
change may have on planet earth.
Please note that our busy days access
to certain displays may be limited
as this tour is timed.
Experience hands on fun, exciting displays, film shows and interactive exhibits!
FREE to use internet cafe
FREE world wide telephone call
FREE Xbox play zone
FREE Shuttle bus guided tour
Licensed cafe
Gadgets & Gizmos gift shop
Communications gallery
Indoor and Outdoor play areas
Email and Alien
And much more!
For an extra charge experience and enjoy these exclusive activities
  Be one of the privileged few to delve into the heart of Arthur, our famous Grade 2 listed antenna. Experience first hand the Cold War technology of this massive dish and see how it works close up on a fascinating guided lour
     Tours are available on a first          come, first served basis                and last for approx.                     40mins.
Experience the Segway on and off-road
Discover the latest in futuristic personal transport, glide on your own Segway around our safe and secure trail.
New for 2009 and for the extra adventurous, experience the thrill of our Segway Safari, an off-road trail designed to test your balancing skills. Before taking part in the Safari tour, the on-road tour must first be completed. Full experience of both tours lasts approx. 2hrs.
Exclusive to Goonhilly, these tours offer a fun filled activity and each person recives a free certificate.
Tours are available on a first come, first served bases. The popular on-road tour lasts for approx. 40mins.
Please Note: * The Arthur Tour is available at an additional cost.
Height restrictions apply. Under 16's must be accomanied by an adult. On school holidays and our busy periods, these tours can become fully booked early on. Other terms and conditions apply. For further details please call or visit our website.
* The Segway Tours are available at an additional cost.
Participants must be over 4ft 5" and under 6ft 9" in height. Minimum weight 6 stone and under 20 stone. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. On school holidays and other busy periods, these tours can become fully booked early on. Other terms and conditions apply. For further details please call or visit our website.
Adults £7.95
Children 5-16yrs £5.95
Children 4yrs and under FREE
Senior Citizens £7.25
Family Ticket 1 £19.00 includes 1 adult & 2 children
Family Ticket 2 £26.00 includes 2 adults & 2 children
(The family tickets can not be used in conjunction
with any other offer or discount)
Sat 28th March
Fri 26th June '09 10am - 5pm (last entry 4pm)
Sat 27th June
Fri 4th Sept '09 10am - 6pm (last entry 5pm)
Sat 5th Sept
Fri 30th Oct '09 10am - 5pm (last entry 4pm)
For winter opening please call 0800 679593