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

Who works at Penlee House?

 

Penlee House staff

Email addresses all end ...penleehouse.org.uk

Contact address:
Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE
Telephone: +44(0)1736 363625 

 
 

DIRECTOR: Anna Renton

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Contact about managerial and policy issues, marketing, gifts or bequests or any general matters to do with the funding and running of Penlee House. 

I have chosen this photograph of elephants walking down Chapel Street, Penzance in 1913. This incredible sight was captured by photographer William Colenso, whose photographs are part of Penlee House’s large photographic collections. The amazing photography collection includes thousands of images by different photographers, including John Branwell, Francis Frith, James Valentine, Gibson & Sons, Robert Preston and Harry Penhaul. The photographs document the life and times of people living in West Cornwall in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well as capturing Penwith’s beautiful landscape.

William Colenso 1845-1942 Elephants walking down Chapel Street, 1913 Photograph Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance/Colenso Album

William Colenso 1845-1942
Elephants walking down Chapel Street, 1913
Photograph
Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance/Colenso Album


CURATOR: Katie Herbert

kherbert@penleehouse.org.uk

Contact about the collections, exhibition and long-term loans or research projects.

My favourite thing about Penlee House is the painting Zandvoort Fishergirl by Elizabeth Forbes, because people said it looked like me when I was younger!


ADMINISTRATOR: Sandra Paternotte

info@penleehouse.org.uk

Contact about bookings for group and school visits and Friends membership queries.

My favourite thing about Penlee House is the picture The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Elizabeth Forbes: I think she is a hugely underrated talent and often better than her more famous husband, Stanhope.


EDUCATION AND OUTREACH OFFICER: Zoe Burkett

zburkett@penleehouse.org.uk

Contact to discuss education visits, use of loan boxes, children's workshops and outreach talks and learning activities.

My favourite thing about Penlee House is the archaeology gallery, particularly these Stone Age hand axes.  These are some of the oldest things on display in Penlee.  I love the tangible link they provide to our human ancestors. 

 


TECHNICAL OFFICER: Richard Nesham

rnesham@penleehouse.org.uk

Contact about technical issues relating to the museum and gallery.

My favourite thing about Penlee House is the 1930s Railway Poster of Penzance where the sun is always shining!


VISITOR SERVICES AND SECURITY OFFICER: David Trevivian

dtrevivian@penleehouse.org.uk

Contact about volunteering at Penlee House and about security and front of house matters.

My favourite thing about Penlee House is the VC awarded to Joseph Trewavas, because it was one of the first ever awarded, made from the metal of captured Russian guns and given to this Mousehole man by Queen Victoria herself - that's an amazing piece of history.


DIGITAL APPRENTICE: Ellie Warren

 

SHOP MANAGER: post vacant

info@penleehouse.org.uk

Contact about all matters relating to the shop, including mail order and stock enquiries.

  

RETAIL ASSISTANT: Ewan Wilson

On hand to answer your enquiries and process shop sales during your visit.
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