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

Other places you may wish to visit

There's lots to do in west Cornwall - here's a brief selection, or click for info on Museums, archaeological sites, Penzance Jewish Cemetery or St Hilary Church and Heritage Centre



The Art Pass - Seven days, six attractions, one price

Penlee House is one of six venues included in the Art Pass scheme. For £18 full price, £14 concessions, you can have unlimited access to Tate St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum, the Leach Pottery and Penlee House for a one week period, plus 10% discount in the shops at Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange. Save money on your first visit to each venue, and return to all or any of them as often as you like during the week for no additional charge. The Art Pass is on sale at all participating venues.


Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange

Newlyn Art Gallery is dedicated to presenting varied and inspiring exhibitions of regional, national and international contemporary art in all media, with related talks and events. Its historic collection of early Newlyn School paintings is now held and exhibited at Penlee House.

The Exchange, in the centre of Penzance, presents exhibitions and events by leading regional, national and international artists in all media. Behind a dramatic undulating glass facade, The Exchange contains a stunning exhibition space and a Gallery Shop offering leading contemporary art, craft and design.

There is a charge for admission. For opening times and further information please contact the gallery.

Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, TR18 5PZ Tel 01736 363715
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, TR18 2NL Tel 01736 363715

Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives presents modern and contemporary art, often created in or associated with Cornwall. Its location in St Ives, with dramatic views across the town and harbour to the east and Porthmeor Beach to the north, provides a unique opportunity to view work in the surroundings in which, in many cases, it was actually created.

The displays at Tate St Ives change regularly, allowing a different selection from Tate's extensive collection of St Ives art to be shown each year. The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden opened in 1976 and is part of Tate St Ives.

Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives Tel: 01736 796226

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

Visiting the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is a unique experience, offering a remarkable insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain's most important twentieth century artists. Sculptures in bronze, stone and wood are on display in the Museum and Garden, along with paintings, drawings and archive material.

Barbara Hepworth Museum, Barnoon Hill St Ives. Tel: 01736 796226
For further detailed information about the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden, St. Ives and details about the collections held in London, visit their website at

Leach Pottery

Founded in 1920 by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada, Leach Pottery is probably the most famous and certainly the most influential studio pottery in the world. Today Leach Pottery is a living tribute to Bernard Leach and his legacy. Exhibition, gallery and shop spaces provide regular shows throughout the year featuring work by leading regional, national and international studio potters.

Leach Pottery, Higher Stennack, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2HE Tel: +44 (0) 1736 799703

And while you're in Cornwall, don't miss...

St Hilary Church and Heritage Centre - TR20 9DQ 

St Hilary Heritage Centre occupies a downstairs room in the recently renovated Old School, a picturesque building set on the edge of St Hilary churchyard. The building was rebuilt in the late 1860s and replaced an earlier parish or church house. Paintings by a number of well-known Newlyn artists like Ernest and Dod Procter, and Norman Garstin can be seen in the nearby church. The centre is open from May until end September on Wednesdays and Fridays 11 am to 4 pm
Click here for more information

Falmouth Art Gallery

Family Friendly and Free

The award winning Falmouth Art Gallery holds a changing series of exhibitions of local and international artists. In addition, one gallery is devoted to the Town's art collection, which is one of the most important in Cornwall and features works by major British artists.

Falmouth Art Gallery Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth TR11 2RT
Tel: 01326 313863

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