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:

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 galleries. 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). Download September activities
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 email

Monday 19th September 2016


Drop me a line: poetry and art in conversation

A workshop for adults

To celebrate National Poetry Day, prize-winning poet Katrina Naomi will be leading a workshop at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, exploring writing poetry from art.  The workshop is open to all, from beginners to more experienced poets, and will focus on writing in response to the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham exhibition at Penlee House. Writers attending the workshop are welcome to submit their poems to be displayed alongside the art works at Penlee House for National Poetry Day on Thursday 6th October. 

Cost: £10 (£8.50 for concessions), including tea and coffee. 

Booking essential - call 01736 363625 or drop into the gallery.

Friends' Lecture Programme 2016/2017

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.