Penlee House is not just about paintings! Our archaeology collection is ideal for studying the long distant past and has original artifacts from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages.
Explore the archaeology of West Cornwall in our prehistoric workshop and find out how life changed from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Listen to the story of Bryallen, the Wise Woman from the Iron Age village of Chysauster, see amazing original artifacts, handle replica objects and take part in some prehistoric-inspired crafts.
This workshop can be linked with a visit to Chysauster Iron Age Village, just outside Penzance (Chysauster is run by English Heritage).
National Curriculum links: History – ‘changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age’/a local history study.
Penlee House is a beautiful art gallery and museum, set within sub-tropical gardens, with a great café.Discover More
Our vibrant exhibition programme celebrates the nationally important art and history of West Cornwall.Discover More
From school visits to family activities, talks and walks, there are plenty of learning opportunities at Penlee House.Discover More
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