What's On at Penlee

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Picture credit: The Terminus, 1925 by Stanhope Forbes, National Railway Museum, York ©The Artist's Estate/Bridgeman Art Library


Penzance 400: A Celebration of the History of Penzance

29 March - 7 June 2014

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


Model Citizens: Myths and Realities

14 June - 6 September 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.