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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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Fred Hall: from Newlyn School to Caricature

26 March 2016 until 11 June 2016

As well as producing some outstanding rural realist paintings during his time at Newlyn, Fred Hall (1860 – 1948) left a unique legacy in the form of witty caricatures of his fellow artists. Born in Stillington in Yorkshire, Fred Hall studied in Antwerp alongside Frank Bramley and became a keen advocate of the new ‘square brush’ technique, along with painting in the open air, making him a natural candidate for the new art colony in Newlyn, where he settled from the mid-1880s to 1898. This exhibition brings together a range of work from this versatile artist who also painted not only in Newlyn, but also the landscapes around Porlock and Newbury. 

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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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