Norman Garstin's 'The Rain it Raineth Every Day' is back on display! See it in the current exhibition 'Penzance 400'.
Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays)
10.00am - 5.00pm
(last admission 4.30pm)
Admission £4.50 adults,
under 18s FREE
ADMISSION FREE ON SATURDAYS
From 1 October to Good Friday
10.30am - 4.30pm
(last admission 4.00pm)
WINNER Sandford Award for Excellence in Heritage Education 2013
Cornwall Tourism Awards GOLD
South West Tourism Excellence Awards GOLD
The historic town of Penzance gained its Royal Charter of Incorporation in May 1614, and this exhibition celebrates the 400th anniversary by exploring the changing face of Penzance through its long and fascinating history. Using paintings, photographs and artefacts, the show explores quirky facets of our fascinating municipality, from its earliest origins to significant events in living memory. The exhibition also celebrates the 200th anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall, central to which was Penzance’s most famous son, Sir Humphry Davy, the internationally renowned scientist and inventor. Curated with assistance from Dr Joanna Mattingly.
Ground floor galleries: selection of Newlyn School paintings on view upstairs in Gallery 5
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.