In 1894, Nottingham Castle Museum held a ground-breaking exhibition that gave an overview of a new wave in British art, sweeping in from a remote, little-known area of the country. It brought together the very best paintings that Cornish artists had produced in the preceding ten years, from artists’ studios in Cornwall, from the Royal Academy in London and from international exhibitions in Paris, Chicago, Munich and Vienna. ‘Cornish Light: Nottingham 1894 Revisited’ brings together as many of the original works as can currently be located, along with alternative works by these artists where these cannot be traced.
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