What's On at Penlee

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Penlee Inspired & Crafts for Christmas

29 November 2014  - 10 January 2015

Penlee House has gained a national reputation for its exhibitions of Cornish art from the Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries. This unique exhibition showcases contemporary local talent: professional artists, amateurs and total beginners have produced paintings, pictures, poetry and more. Filling the galleries alongside the pieces that inspired them, these modern works highlight not only the breadth of artistic skill in contemporary Cornwall, but the enduring power and relevance of these earlier works.

Admission is FREE for everyone throughout Penlee Inspired and also includes entry to Crafts for Christmas, a selling exhibition of work by members of Cornwall Crafts Association, so get along to Penlee House Gallery & Museum this Christmas for inspiration, enjoyment and – who knows – perhaps a bit of shopping!

Picture credit: ‘Inspired by Tucking a School of Pilchards’, 2014 by Keith Harris

See our Exhibitions page for more on this and a list of past and future exhibitions


Saturday drop-in workshops from 2.30pm - 3.30pm - no booking necessary!

6 December - Crafty Copper - badge-making inspired by the Newlyn Copper collections

13 December - Creative Christmas cards

20 December - Delightful Decorations

Monday 8 December, 7.30pm - 'Cutting, Gluing, Sticking....and Inspiring' - Friends' Evening Lecture by Zoe Burkett, Education and Outreach Officer at Penlee House. Booking essential, call 01736 363625.


Click here for information about some of our previous exhibitions.