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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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Orangery Café

The Orangery Café has indoor and outdoor seating. It uses the best local produce for its cakes and light lunches. Children’s portions are available.

Penlee Park

The surrounding park has sub-tropical plants and mature trees. The tranquil Memorial Garden and Sensory Garden offer places for quiet enjoyment. For younger visitors the park also offers a children’s play area.

Children

Interactive ‘Fisherman’s Pockets’ are available to borrow during your visit with toys and games to keep younger visitors entertained. There’s a ‘Spot It’ quiz and colouring table in the local history gallery.

Wheelchair Users & Buggies

There is level, ramped or lift access to all areas and an adapted toilet with baby changing facilities. A wheelchair is also available to borrow for use in the gallery.

Between Exhibitions

Between exhibitions, it is necessary to close some of the galleries, so please check what is open before making a special journey during those times. Click here for 2020 details. Entrance to Penlee House is half price during rehang periods.

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Parking

Three parking spaces at the back of Penlee House are reserved for disabled badge-holders. Please enter via the Morrab Road entrance (SatNav TR18 4EP)

Physical Access

Penlee House is fully accessible for wheelchair users and pushchairs and there is an adapted toilet and baby-change facility. Seating is provided in most galleries and a wheelchair is available to borrow during your visit.

Easy Read Guide

Written specially for Penlee by the John Daniel Centre. Large print hand-outs of the labels are available from Reception at the start of your visit. Download PDF

Accessibility Guide

Pre-visit Access information to help plan your visit to Penlee House. Download PDF

Audio Guides

PenFriend Audio Guides and headsets are available to borrow for blind and partially-sighted visitors. LED torches and magnifying glasses are also available.

Tours & Groups

A free introductory talk can usually be provided on request and a full guided tour can be arranged for an additional charge. Please note that prior booking is essential for all groups and the maximum group size is 25. Please visit our Group Bookings page for further details.

Dogs

Dogs are welcome on leads within the park and on the terrace outside the cafe, but dogs are not permitted in the building. A water bowl is provided on the terrace.

Community Toilet Scheme

Penlee House is part of the Penzance Community Toilet Scheme which offers free facilities.