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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Friends’ Lecture Programme 2020

When This is the date

Lectures take place at 7:30pm at Penlee House (unless otherwise stated). Admission: Members £3.00, Non-members £4.00. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL: Tel. 01736 363625. 

Coming up:


Monday 23rd March- CANCELLED                                                                

Bodmin Keep and Cornwall’s Regimental Museum ,Mary Godwin, Director of Cornwall’s Regimental Museum  

Monday 20th April- CANCELLED

Newlyn Cottage Interiors- Art and Reality, Dr Joanna Mattingly, Historian & Author

Monday 18th May- CANCELLED 

Clues to Penwith’s Prehistoric Past: an appreciation of Penlee’s archaeological collection, Adrian Rodda, Cornwall Archaeology Society 

Wednesday 17th June- CANCELLED                                                    

AGM at 7.00pm
Zennor Building Lecture Theatre, Truro & Penwith College, St Clare, Penzance TR18 2SA
Followed by a lecture:

Laura Knight at War and Peace, Timothy Wilcox, Art Historian & Author 

No booking required. No admission charge.

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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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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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