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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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The Friends of Penlee House is run by a Committee of volunteers, elected each year at the AGM. For details of the current Committee

Benefits of being a Friend

  • Free admission to Penlee House all year round
  • 10% discount on most items in the shop
  • Being part of a friendly, vibrant, award-winning Gallery community
  • ARTeFACT newsletter three times a year keeping you up-to-date with exhibitions, events and acquisitions
  • Invitations to Private Views at the Gallery
  • A monthly lecture programme through most of the year (see below, Lecture Series)
  • Sociable fund-raising events and educational activities

How the Friends help Penlee House

  • Being partners in the development of the Gallery and its collections
  • Providing funds to assist with the purchase of pictures and artefacts
  • Supporting the Educational work of the gallery
  • Providing volunteer room stewards and workshop helpers
  • Arranging lectures and social fundraising events
  • Offering a charitable vehicle for bequests and donations to Penlee House
  • Sharing information and giving feedback to help Penlee House’s work

Join the Friends today!

Please click here for a Friends of Penlee House Membership Form

which should be returned to Membership Secretary, Friends of Penlee House, Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance TR18 4HE, together with a cheque for the relevant amount, made payable to ‘The Friends of Penlee House’.

Please click here for a Gift Aid Form if you are a UK tax payer.

Please click here for a Direct Debit Form

email info@penleehouse.org.uk if you have any queries.

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Lecture Series

£3 Friends/ £4 non-members. Please note that booking is essential. Please call 01736 363625 to reserve your place. Lectures start at 7.30pm at Penlee House, unless otherwise stated.

Friends’ Links

The Friends of Penlee House is a member of the British Association of Friends of Museums (BAfM) Click here for the latest news of BAfM events in the South West.

Artefact magazine

Please contact info@penleehouse.org.uk or telephone 01736 363625 to enquire about back copies of ARTeFACT magazine.

Contact

For further information, contact info@penleehouse.org.uk, telephone 01736 363625 or write to The Friends of Penlee House, Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance TR18 4HE

Data Protection

The Friends of Penlee House takes data protection very seriously and will not share any of your personal details with a third party without your consent. To read our data protection privacy statement, please click here