Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance
The artistic heart of West Cornwall's history

Open Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays)



Opening times

Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays) 


From 1 April to 31 October, we are open from 10.00am - 5.00pm (last admission 4.30pm)


From 1 November to 31 March, we are open from 10.00am - 4.30pm (last admission 4.00pm)


Between exhibitions, it is necessary to close some of the galleries, so please do check what is open before making a special journey during those times.

In 2019, the exhibition rehang periods will be:

7 - 11 January

18 - 22 March

10 - 14 June

9 - 13 September

18 - 22 November


We want all visitors to enjoy Penlee House, so if you have particular needs, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will try our best to assist. Please download the ACCESSIBILITY GUIDE to help plan your visit.

PHYSICAL ACCESS - Penlee House is fully accessible for wheelchair users and pushchairs and there is an adapted toilet and baby-change facility. Sseating is provided in most galleries and a wheelchair is available to borrow during your visit.

LARGE PRINT - There are large-print hand-out sheets of all label information: please ask for a copy to use during your visit.

AUDIO GUIDES - Portable 'PenFriend' audio guides, containing audio descriptions of selected paintings, are available to borrow. Please ask at the front desk when you arrive.

Guide and Assistance Dogs are welcome.

EASY-READ GUIDE: Produced in conjunction with the John Daniel Centre, Penzance.


Three parking spaces at the back of Penlee House are reserved for disabled badge-holders. Please enter via the Morrab Road entrance (SatNAvTR18 4EP) If these are full, a further two spaces may be available alongside the building, marked 'No Unauthorised Parking'.

Fire evacuation routes mean that parking is not allowed in any other part of this area. If all spaces are taken, the nearest parking is on Morrab Road, subject to the usual restrictions, or disabled badge-holders may park free in the main Penlee House public car park (SatNAv TR18 4HE).