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

What's On

This Month

Image: Mousehole Harbour
Photograph by Gibson & Sons, c.1880


25 November 2017 - 6 January 2018

Crafts for Christmas: selling exhibition of Cornish Craft

This gathering of high quality work by Cornwall Craft, which includes jewellery, textiles, ceramics and woodcarving, has become a regular fixture on the Penlee House Christmas events calendar. All crafts can be purchased immediately, making them the ideal gift or treat.

The Art of Frederic Stuart Richardson (1855 - 1934)

With rarely seen works from a private collection, this exhibition showcases the work of this Bristol-born artist who trained as a civil engineer before embarking on a career in art. Richardson studied in Paris and was encouraged by the eminent Victorian artist Luke Fildes. He is best-known for his seascapes inspired by his travels around the British coast. Galleries 2, 3 & 4.

The Gibson Dynasty: Pioneers of Photography

A selection of 19th and early 20th century photographs from the Gibson & Sons archive, recently acquired by Penlee House. John Gibson was an early adopter of the this new medium and set up successful businesses on Scilly and in Penzance, assisted by his sons Herbert and Alexander. Their pictures document the working lives of the people of West Cornwall as well as their passion for observing the ancient landscape. Gallery 5.

Free Family Fun at Penlee House

Drop-in workshops every Saturday from 2.30pm-3.30pm.

For more information, please visit the events page by clicking here.

Christmas Lunch in The Orangery at Penlee House on Weds 13 December

We've added an extra date, as Tuesday 12 December is now fully-booked. Places are limited, so please call The Orangery on (01736) 361325. Download the menu here

Friends' Lecture Series

To view the 2017/18 programme, please click here.