Penlee House is the only Cornish public gallery specialising in the Newlyn School artists (c.1880 - c.1940) including Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes, Frank Bramley, Walter Langley and Laura Knight. We also have galleries which explore West Cornwall's archaeology and social history. In addition there is a programme of changing temporary exhibitions, with five new exhibitions every year. To see what's on now click here.
Penlee House is an Arts Award Supporter venue! we can help you achieve your Arts Award qualification.
We have a range of different activities which can help you with your Arts Award, from Discover and Explore, through to Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Need any further information? Anything else we can help with? Contact us and we'll help if we can. Telephone 01736 363625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers/Group leaders, do you have a project you'd like to work with us on? Please contact the Education Officer on 01736 363625 or email email@example.com
In February 2016, Penlee House supported students from Mounts Bay Academy in their Bronze and Silver Arts Awards. Seven Silver Arts Award students organised the event, which was run in conjunction with Museum Takeover Day, a national initiative which encourages children and young people to actively participate in their local museum or gallery. Poetry and dance students took over Penlee during the day and created works inspired the displays. In the evening, the young poets, dancers and musicians performed to an audience of 100 family, friends and general public.
Watch the Community Matters film here showing scenes from the event.... Click here!