Find out all about the ‘Newlyn School’ artists. Meet a character from Newlyn c.1890 and find out what it was like to be a model for the ‘Newlyn School’ artists. Discover the paintings in the Gallery and explore how the artists used their models to communicate thoughts, feelings, and stories in their paintings.
Discover how the artists approach drawing the human figure and experiment with posing mini mannequins to express actions and feelings. Create your own clay figure using the Newlyn School paintings as inspiration.
Penlee House is a beautiful art gallery and museum, set within sub-tropical gardens, with a great café.Discover More
Our vibrant exhibition programme celebrates the nationally important art and history of West Cornwall.Discover More
From school visits to family activities, talks and walks, there are plenty of learning opportunities at Penlee House.Discover More
Enjoy a delicious lunch or coffee at the Orangery Café, and support us by purchasing unique gifts in our shop.Discover More