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Visit Penlee House & Museum

Penlee House is a Gallery, Museum, Cafe and Shop. Situated within Penlee Park, a space to reflect and great for family visits.

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A space for exhibitions & events

Alongside our Exhibition programme we run a variety of community events and workshops. The Newlyn School and Social history galleries change often. Find out what’s on.

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A space to learn

Penlee House is committed to lifelong learning. We run workshops for all age groups and offer a school workshop programme.

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A space for all

Built in 1865, as the home of the Branwell family. Penlee House is home to many paintings by members of the Newlyn School. It is also home to the Penzance Natural History and Antiquarian Society collection.

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Bronze, Iron and Stone: Prehistoric Cornwall

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.

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Visit Us

Penlee House is a beautiful art gallery and museum, set within sub-tropical gardens, with a great café.

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What's On

Our vibrant exhibition programme celebrates the nationally important art and history of West Cornwall.

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Learning

From school visits to family activities, talks and walks, there are plenty of learning opportunities at Penlee House.

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Shop & Eat

Enjoy a delicious lunch or coffee at the Orangery Café, and support us by purchasing unique gifts in our shop.

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