Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays)
10.30 am - 4.30 pm
(last admission 4.00pm)
Admission £4.50 adults,
under 18s FREE
ADMISSION FREE ON SATURDAYS
From Easter Saturday
to 30 September:
10.00am - 5.00pm
(last admission 4.30pm)
WINNER Sandford Award for Excellence in Heritage Education 2013
Cornwall Tourism Awards GOLD
South West Tourism Excellence Awards GOLD
The desire to remember, and to be remembered, is the theme of this winter’s exhibition. As testimony to people’s generosity over the years, everything in the exhibition has been given to Penlee House through bequest, or in memory of particular individuals. On public display for the first time are over thirty paintings left to the gallery by Dr Eric Richards in December 2012, such as this evocative watercolour of ‘Seine fishing’ by Henry Meynell Rheam (1859 – 1935). The exhibition also includes paintings by many Newlyn School favourites, including Stanhope Forbes, Albert Chevallier Tayler, Harold Harvey and Walter Langley, alongside items of exquisite Newlyn Copper, Goss china, and other treasures from Penlee’s collection.
Exhibition sponsored by Coodes Solicitors
This winter also sees the return of Penlee’s popular ‘Crafts for Christmas’ exhibition in association with Cornwall Crafts. Perfect for unique and unusual Christmas gifts, the show includes a wealth of items by some of Britain’s leading craftspeople, including jewellery, ceramics, wood, glass and textiles. From the exquisite precious metal creations of jewellers such as Cornelis Van Dop and Jack Trowbridge, through the colourful knitwear of Nicky Carr and exuberant couture of Denise Stracey, to the functional ceramics of Nic Harrison and Carol Scott, this show offers the chance to find an exceptional gift for a loved-one - or a unique acquisition for yourself.
Both exhibitions are FREE and run from 30 November until 11 January 2014.
See our Exhibitions page for more on this and a list of forthcoming exhibitions
Click here for information about some of our previous exhibitions, including accompanying videos.