Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance
The artistic heart of West Cornwall's history

Open Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays)


Opening times

Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays) 


From 1 April to 31 October, we are open from 10.00am - 5.00pm (last admission 4.30pm)


From 1 November to 31 March, we are open from 10.00am - 4.30pm (last admission 4.00pm)


Between exhibitions, it is necessary to close some of the galleries, so please do check what is open before making a special journey during those times.

In 2017, our exhibition rehang periods will be:

9 January - 3 February (rehang and partially closed for refurbishment)

5 - 9 June

11 - 15 September

27 November - 1 December 

Entrance to Penlee is FREE during these periods.


We want all visitors to enjoy Penlee House, so if you have particular needs, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will try our best to assist.

Penlee House is fully accessible for wheelchair users and pushchairs and we have an adapted toilet and baby-change facility. There is seating provided in most galleries and a loan wheelchair is available.

We provide large-print hand-out sheets of all label text: please ask if you would like a copy to use during your visit.

Guide and Assistance Dogs are welcome and drinking water is available on request.


Please click here for a copy of our Easy Read Guide to Penlee House, produced in conjunction with the John Daniel Centre, Penzance.


Three parking spaces at the back of Penlee House are reserved for disabled badge-holders. Please enter via the Morrab Road entrance (SatNAvTR18 4EP) If these are full, a further two spaces may be available alongside the building, marked 'No Unauthorised Parking'.

Fire evacuation routes mean that parking is not allowed in any other part of this area. If all spaces are taken, the nearest parking is on Morrab Road, subject to the usual restrictions, or disabled badge-holders may park free in the main Penlee House public car park (SatNAv TR18 4HE).