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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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Penzance through the ages


Journey through the history of Penzance and the surrounding area from the Iron Age to the present day. Focussing on the Iron Age, the Tudor/Stuart period and the Victorian era.

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Downloadable Resources Story Pictures


Story Pictures A series of story sheets based around some of our most popular paintings. Suitable for Key Stages 1 […]

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Penzance Jewish Cemetery


Great for: History/Local Study/ Religious Studies Suitable for : KS1/KS2/KS3/KS4 Duration: Half day Tucked away amongst houses and streets, Penzance […]

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I see; I notice; I wonder


Bring your class to Penlee Hosue and allow them to explore the Gallery and follow their own interests.

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Storytelling


hear a tale from Betsy, a fisherwife from Newlyn, and have a go at a simple craft activity. (KS1 – 1hr)

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