Discover the archaeological collections at Penlee House and find out what life was like in Cornwall before and after the Roman invasion of Britain in AD43. Handle replica artefacts from the Iron Age and the Romano- British period and hear the tale of Bryallen, the Wise Woman from the Iron Age village of Chysauster, built-in the 1st Century AD.
Explore the influence of Roman ideas amongst the fantastic original artefacts on display.
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
Enjoy a delicious lunch or coffee at the Orangery Café, and support us by purchasing unique gifts in our shop.Discover More