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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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Friends’ Lecture Programme 2020


When This is the date

Lectures take place at 7:30pm at Penlee House (unless otherwise stated).

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Drop-in family events in the Gallery


When every Saturday afternoon from 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Look out for drop-in family art and craft activities. Be inspired by the pictures in the current exhibition and have a go at making something to take home

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Bringing Home the Catch: Art & Fishing in Newlyn 1880 – 1940


When 24 March - 9 June 2018

The Newlyn School artists ‘discovered’ this picturesque fishing village at a transitional moment in its history.

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Luminaries: Victorian Photographers in West Cornwall


When 12 January - 16 March 2019

The exhibition gave visitors an insight into the lives of the local community in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries through rare images of West Penwith from the dawn of the photographic age.

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Artists by Themselves


When 23 March - 8 June 2019

The exhibition featured a selection of over sixty portraits of artists associated with the internationally renowned Newlyn School.

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