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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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Storytelling

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.

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Visit Us

Penlee House is a beautiful art gallery and museum, set within sub-tropical gardens, with a great café.

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What's On

Our vibrant exhibition programme celebrates the nationally important art and history of West Cornwall.

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Learning

From school visits to family activities, talks and walks, there are plenty of learning opportunities at Penlee House.

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Shop & Eat

Enjoy a delicious lunch or coffee at the Orangery Café, and support us by purchasing unique gifts in our shop.

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