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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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Celebrating Work and Play:

11 January 2020 until 14 March 2020

Amateur and professional photographers have captured the lives of people at work and play in West Cornwall for 150 years. This exhibition uses Penlee’s photographic collection to show people hard at work fishing, farming, manufacturing, mining and working in the home alongside delightful images of fearless swimmers, fairs, carnivals, sports teams, tea treats and days on the beach. 

Photographic exhibition: Ground floor galleries. A selection of Newlyn School paintings on view upstairs in Gallery 5

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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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