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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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Leonard Fuller (1891 – 1973): A Sympathetic Eye

13 September 2014 until 22 November 2014

The portrait and still life painter Leonard John Fuller was one of the key figures in the St Ives artists’ colony. His early artistic promise was interrupted by the First World War where he served alongside fellow artist Robert Borlase Smart. Deeply affected by his war experience, Fuller went on to dedicate his life to teaching and painting. In 1938, he founded the internationally renowned St Ives School of Painting with his wife and fellow artist Marjorie Mostyn. This exhibition focuses on Fuller’s prolific output throughout his painting career and includes portraits of his St Ives artist friends, alongside a selection of work by his students and associates, including Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Sven Berlin, Terry Frost, Peter Lanyon, Marjorie Mostyn and Borlase Smart.

Watch the exhibition film (approx 9 mins)

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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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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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