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

What's On
at Penlee

 To see what's been happening at some of the events held at Penlee House please click here to visit our events gallery.  

Quizzes and trails will keep the young'uns happy on their visit, as well as the colouring table in the local history gallery... also, don't miss:

Holiday Cartoon Workshop with Nick Brennan

Tuesday 31 May from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
This workshop is now fully booked

Drop-in family activities in the Gallery - get arty!

Look out for drop-in family art and craft activities every Saturday afternoon from 2.30pm - 3.30pm in the exhibition gallery. Be inspired by the pictures on show in the current exhibition and have a go at making something to take home. There's a different activity every week and all materials are supplied. FREE and open to all - including grown-ups! (children must be accompanied).
Penlee House Gallery and Museum is now an accredited Learning Destination for the Children's University in Cornwall - attend a drop-in workshop and get one stamp for your Passport to Learning! Don't forget to bring your passport on the day.

Tick-Tock-Time for Little Fingers!

Free creative sessions for pre-school children aged from two and a half upwards and their parents and carers, run by educator Jo Lumber. Enjoy stories, rhymes, making and doing as we explore the wonderful paintings and treasures at Penlee. Step into Tick-Tock-Time! Sessions will take place every month, from 1:00 to 2:30pm. 

For more information and to book a place, please call 01736 363625 or

Friends' Lecture Programme 2015/2016

Lectures take place at 7:30pm at Penlee House (unless otherwise stated). Admission: Members £2.00, Non-members £3.00. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL: Tel. 01736 363625.

Wednesday 15 June

AGM 7:00pm, Zennor Building Lecture Theatre (Friends-only event): followed by a lecture

Sam Smiles: Turner in the West