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

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Image: Young Farmers, c.1950s
The Penhaul Archive at Penlee House Gallery & Museum


Penhaul Undiscovered

26 November 2016 - 7 January 2017 

Photographer Harry Penhaul (1914 – 1957) dedicated his life to documenting the events and everyday lives of local people. After the war, he worked as a freelance press photographer for The Cornishman newspaper, earning the affectionate nickname of ‘Flash Harry’. This selection of work from the archive of Penhaul’s work at Penlee House shows what life was like for people on the Penwith Peninsula in the 20th century. There is still plenty more to discover and we’re hoping that visitors to the exhibition can help! This is a chance for everyone to learn more about this historic collection and to shed new light on these wonderful images.

Gallery 5 – a selection of Newlyn School & Lamorna Group paintings in Galleries 2, 3 & 4. Free admission


Crafts for Christmas: a selling exhibition of Cornish craft

Penlee House’s annual selling exhibition of work by Cornwall Crafts offers the chance to find a special gift for a loved-one or a unique acquisition for yourself. Discover a wealth of items by some of Britain’s leading craftspeople, all of which are available for immediate purchase. Gallery 1. Free admission 

Please Note: From 9 January to 3 February 2017, the Gallery and Museum will be partially closed while we line and repaint the walls in the hall, stairs and landing areas. The Orangery Café and the Shop are open as usual. Please call before your visit to check which galleries are open. Free admission.

FREE family fun at Penlee House

Drop-in workshops every Saturday from 2.30pm-3.30pm

For more information, please visit the events page by clicking here.

Friends' Lecture Series

To view the 2017 programme, please click here.