Bring young children to experience the Gallery, hear a tale from Betsy, a fisherwife from Newlyn, and have a go at a simple craft activity.
Edward and the Mermaid
‘Edward wanted an adventure!’
A tale based on The Departure of the Fleet for the North by Walter Langley. Follow Edward down to the bottom of the sea where he meets a mermaid and her friends…
Big Billy, Little Billy
‘Billy is fed up with being little. One morning his mother dressed him up in a new pair of hand-me-down boots and a coat with only one patch and told his big sister to hold his hand all the way…’
A story based on Elizabeth Forbes’ painting School is Out.
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