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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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Penzance 400: A Celebration of the History of Penzance

29 March 2014 until 7 June 2014

The historic town of Penzance gained its Royal Charter of Incorporation in May 1614, and this exhibition celebrates the 400th anniversary by exploring the changing face of Penzance through its long and fascinating history. Using paintings, photographs, and artefacts, the show explores quirky facets of our fascinating municipality, from its earliest origins to significant events in living memory. The exhibition also celebrates the 200th anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall, central to which was Penzance’s most famous son, Sir Humphry Davy, the internationally renowned scientist and inventor. Curated with assistance from Dr Joanna Mattingly.

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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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