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 is a beautiful art gallery and museum, set within sub-tropical gardens, with a great café. We have updated our visitor information in light of Covid-19 social distancing measures. Discover more.

Boy looking at the archeology display

Opening Times & Admission Prices

Monday to Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Last Admission 4.00pm
Admission: £6
Young people (18-26): £3
Children: Free
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Unfortunately we are currently unable to welcome pre-booked group visits due to social distancing measures. When we reopen for groups, we can offer a free introductory talk, plus free admission for the group leader. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and book a time and date.


School visits are free of charge and must be booked in advance. Further information is available in our Learning Programme.

Family Workshops

We run regular activities on Saturday afternoons and workshops during school holidays. For more information, see What’s On.

Art Pass Card

Art Pass

The Art Pass is currently suspended by all of the participating organisations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Family walking towards Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Location & Access

We want all visitors to enjoy Penlee House. If you have particular needs, please do not hesitate to contact us. We have a page dedicated page to access information. We are located in Penlee Park, Morrab Road, Penzance, TR18 4HE. Please read our latest post on How to get here and information about our current procedures in light of Covid-19.

The Orangery Café

The perfect place for morning coffee, a light lunch or afternoon tea with delicious homemade cakes. Food freshly prepared to order. During your visit, relax for a while in our licensed cafe, with its sunny terrace overlooking the park.

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The History of Penlee

Our origins as a museum date back to 1839. As a building, Penlee House dates from 1864 and was originally the home of the Branwell family. The house and park were bought for the town after the Second World War.

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What’s On

Penlee House preserves and makes accessible the history and culture of west Cornwall.

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Group visits

Penlee House Gallery & Museum welcome pre-booked group visits. We can usually offer a free introductory talk. Please note we are not currently able to take group bookings.

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