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

Here are a few relevant links

Please contact us if you have any comments or suggestions about these links, or if you feel we should link to your website.

Museums & Galleries

Royal Cornwall Museum - Cornwall's County Museum, located in Truro

National Maritime Museum, Falmouth - an award-winning visitor attraction

Tate St Ives - internationally renowned beachside gallery with 20th century art collections and temporary exhibitions

Isles of Scilly Museum - a fascinating collection covering Scilly's unique and amazing history

Geevor Tin Mine Heritage Centre, Pendeen - part of the World Heritage Site

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum - where instant international communication was born

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange - innovative contemporary exhibitions across two sites, featuring the best of local, national and international art

Falmouth Art Gallery - award-winning, family-friendly gallery with a world-class collection of paintings

Arts Organisations

West Cornwall Art Archive - an invaluable source of information on Cornish artists

Dame Laura Knight - The Official Website - for information and images relating to Laura Knight

Frank Heath website - for information about the artist Frank Gascoigne Heath

The Lamorna Society - dedicated to enjoying, promoting and cherishing the creative output of the Lamorna valley

Newlyn School of Art - a range of short courses, day schools and evening classes in the heart of Newlyn

Harold Harvey Resource Website - Information about the Newlyn School artist Harold Harvey

St Ives Art Info - the website of Art Historian David Tovey, dedicated to art in west Cornwall pre-1950

Catherine Wallace - freelance art historian, author, lecturer and exhibition organiser based in Cornwall

Women Artists in Cornwall - website exploring the work of past and present women artists in the county

Friends of the Musee des Beaux Arts de Quimper - the supporters' page for this outstanding public museum in Brittany 

Studio Pottery information

The Leach Pottery, St Ives - the pioneering pottery established in 1920 and now open to the public

The Digital Museum of Cornish Ceramics - with information about most potteries and marks

Ceramike - Studio Pottery Archive - worldwide studio pottery information and forum

Our funders

Penzance Town Council - who own and operate Penlee House

Cornwall Council - who now own the historic collections of Penwith District Council, housed at Penlee House

Heritage Lottery Fund - funders of the creation of this website and of several major projects and acquisitions

The Art Fund - one of our major funders for the purchase of works of art

The V&A/ACE Purchase Grant Fund - another source of vital funding for adding to our collections

Historical organisations

Federation of Old Cornwall Societies - 'the organisation for those who love Cornwall'

Cornwall Heritage Trust - protecting Cornwall's unique heritage

Victoria County History - a nation-wide History project founded by Queen Victoria

Mount's Bay Lugger Association - full of information on local fishing vessels and methods as depicted by the Newlyn School

Auctioneers and commercial galleries

W.H. Lane & Sons - Fine Art Auctioneers & valuers in Penzance

David Lay FRICS - The Penzance Auction House

Barbara Kirk MRICS - independent auctioneer and valuer in Penzance

Messum's Gallery, London - specialising in British art, including the Newlyn School

Newlyn School Gallery - specialist commercial gallery in Penzance

The Lander Gallery, Truro - specialising in Cornish art

Richard Green Gallery, London - often featuring Newlyn School works

Other interesting stuff!

Newlyn Copperworks - keeping the tradition of art metalwork alive in Newlyn

The Haddock Center - a collection of Newlyn School paintings in Texas

Things to do

Tremenheere Garden - an inspirational garden with art installations

CityLocal Cornwall - a general directory of businesses and attractions

Things To Do on a Rainy Day in Cornwall - lots of indoor attractions and venues

Heartlands - the gateway to the World Heritage Site with historic interpretation and a children's adventure playground

Cornish Art History Holidays - in-depth art study holidays with illustrated lectures, exhibition guided tours and lectures

St Ives Penzance -  a blog and directory about things to do in Cornwall

Places to Stay

Visit Cornwall - the Cornish Tourist Board's official website

The Cornwall Guide - holiday accommodation and information about Cornwall

Cornwall Cottages - over 400 Cornish cottages and holiday homes across beautiful Cornwall

Featherdown - family glamping holidays in a farm location

Above Beach Cottages - making great holidays happen in Cornwall

Perfect Stays - luxury holiday lettings company, special and unique homes for holidays, special occasions and short breaks in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset

The Beach House Company -  a collection of luxury, hand-picked holiday homes that are located on or near a beach within Cornwall and Devon

Cottage Gems - helping holidaymakers find luxurious cottages and holiday homes in the UK

River Valley Holiday Park - four star Country Park near Penzance offering lodges and caravan accommodation in a rural setting

Independent Cottages - offering a varied selection of holiday accommodation including fishermen's cottages, farmstays and saillofts

Stay in Cornwall Lodges - a range of log cabins and other accommodation around Cornwall  - features a wide selection of accommodation as well as information on events and things to do in the area

Cornish Horizons -  holiday cottage accommodation in Cornwall

Land's End Accommodation - Guest houses, self-catering, camping and hostels on the Land's End peninsula

Mount Haven Hotel - overlooking St Michael's Mount and the Bay

Mulberry Cottages - holiday cottages in Cornwall

Blue Chip Holidays - holiday cottages in Cornwall and the South West

Cornish Retreats - self-catering accommodation

I Know Cornwall - including all kinds of holiday accommodation in Cornwall

Pendra Loweth Cottages - secluded cottages near Falmouth

Bosuns - quality seaview holiday accommodation in Penzance

Beachside Holiday Park - a family holiday park in Hayle

Camilla House - great value 5 Star Guest House accommodation in Penzance

Cornish Traditional Cottages - quality self catering accommodation in exceptional locations throughout Cornwall

West Cornwall Cottage Holidays - offering self catering holiday accommodation to suit all budgets and lifestyles

Sykes Cottages - a national company offering a huge range of self catering cottages throughout the UK and beyond

Hotels Combined - find and compare accommodation deals in Penzance

Doggy Day Care Cornwall - dog boarding, day care and transport