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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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Penlee House Gallery & Museum is open Monday to Saturday throughout the year including Spring and Summer Bank Holidays.

Opening hours

Summer Hours
1 April to 31 October
10am – 5pm
(last admission 4.30pm)

Winter Hours
1 November to 31 March
10am – 4.30pm
(last admission 4pm)

We are open Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays).
We stay open during Spring and Summer Bank Holidays.

Closed 24-28 December 2020 and 1 January 2021


During an exhibition rehang, it is necessary to close some of the galleries. Please check what is open before making a special journey at these times.

In 2020, the exhibition rehang period will be:
16 – 20 November


Admission

Adult £6
Young people (18-26) £3
Children Free

During rehang periods, admission prices are half price

Free Entry

We offer free entry to Friends of Penlee House, Penzance Pass, The Art Fund, Museums Association, South Western Federation of Museums, Cornwall Volunteers Scheme.