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

What's On

This Month

Image: Henry Detmold, A Glimpse of Future Seas, oil on canvas, private collection, image courtesy of Messums


Cornish Light: Nottingham 1894 Revisited

20 June - 5 September 2015

In 1894, Nottingham Castle Museum held a ground-breaking exhibition that gave an overview of a new wave in British art, sweeping in from a remote, little-known area of the country. It brought together the very best paintings that Cornish artists had produced in the preceding ten years, from artists' studios in Cornwall, from the Royal Academy in London and from international exhibitions in Paris, Chicago, Munich and Vienna. 'Cornish Light: Nottingham 1894 Revisited' brings together as many of the original works as can currently be located, along with alternative works by these artists where these cannot be traced.
See our Exhibitions page for more on this and a list of past and future exhibitions 


There's lots happening at Penlee this month including: 

Penzance Literary Festival 'fringe' events for adults and families 4-11 July

Tick-Tock-Time for Little Fingers Tuesday 7th July 1.00pm-2.30pm

Festival of Archaeology events 18-25 July

Our first Arty Afternoons summer family activity, 'Crafty quilling', Wednesday 29 July 1.30pm-3.30pm

PLUS our continuing Saturday afternoon family drop-in workshops

For more information please visit the events page by clicking here