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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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Current Exhibition

Newlyn School Interiors

21 March 2020 until 14 November 2020

Exhibitions at Penlee

A programme of changing exhibitions celebrates the people and artists who lived and worked in west Cornwall during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Laura Knight


28 April 2021
until
11 September 2021
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Celebrating Work and Play:


11 January 2020
until
14 March 2020
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Penzance Selects


23 November 2019
until
4 January 2020
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Munnings in Cornwall


15 June 2019
until
7 September 2019
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Artists by Themselves


23 March 2019
until
8 June 2019
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David Haughton in St Just


13 January 2018
until
17 March 2018
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John Armstrong: Dream & Reality


16 September 2017
until
18 November 2017
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Stanhope Forbes: Father of the Newlyn School


10 June 2017
until
9 September 2017
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Penhaul Undiscovered


26 November 2016
until
28 January 2017
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Wilhelmina Barns-Graham: A Scottish Artist in St Ives


10 September 2016
until
19 November 2016
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Penzance Selects


7 November 2015
until
9 January 2016
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The Bigger Picture


12 September 2015
until
21 November 2015
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Cornish Light: Nottingham 1894 Revisited


20 June 2015
until
5 September 2015
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Sons and Daughters of the Soil


28 March 2015
until
13 June 2015
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Penlee Inspired


29 November 2014
until
10 January 2015
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Leonard Fuller (1891 – 1973): A Sympathetic Eye


13 September 2014
until
22 November 2014
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Model Citizens: Myths and Realities


14 June 2014
until
6 September 2014
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Art in Lamorna 1910 – 1914


16 March 2013
until
8 June 2013
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Troika Pottery: 1963 – 1983


19 January 2013
until
9 March 2013
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Sven Berlin: Out of the Shadows


15 September 2012
until
24 November 2012
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On The Rocks_Laura Knight

Dame Laura Knight RA: In the Open Air


16 June 2012
until
8 September 2012
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