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.  

February Half Term Fun! : A House of Treasures Workshop

Friday 17 February, 10.00am - 12.00pm, for ages 7 - 13 years

The new exhibition, A Casket of Pearls, shows all the amazing paintings and objects which have been collected over the past 20 years. Join artist Kim Pilgrim to make a cabinet of curiosities to house your own collection. Create curious artefacts, amazing artworks and special treasures, inspired by the exhibition.
£4.50 per place. Booking essential and payment in advance of the session. Please call 01736 363625 to book.

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). Click here to download the January & February events

Penlee House Gallery and Museum is now an accredited Learning Destination for the Children's University in Cornwall - attend any 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 outreach 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. N.B. Not all sessions will take place at Penlee House:

For more information, please call 01736 363625 or email

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.