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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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From Darkness into Light: Graham Sutherland: Mining Metal and Machines

14 September 2013 until 23 November 2013

In 1942, Graham Sutherland – one of Britain’s leading C20th artists and perhaps the most famous painter of his day – was commissioned as an Official War Artist to document the industrial work supporting the War effort. One of the chosen sites was Geevor Tin Mine, where his initial training as an engineer gave him an advantage. This exhibition offers the public the first chance to see the works Sutherland produced at Geevor a few miles from their source of inspiration, alongside his other industry-inspired works. Many of the pictures are on loan from a private collection in Southern Europe and have never been seen publicly before, so this will be a unique chance to view them. To complement this exhibition, Geevor Tin Mine and East Pool Mine are working in partnership with Penlee to explore the relationship between art and industry and to celebrate the rich industrial heritage of the local area. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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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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