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

What's On

This Month

Image: Sennen Cove, 1880s by Gibson & Sons 


Luminaries: Victorian Photographers in West Cornwall

12 January - 16 March 2019

Some of the finest photographers of the nineteenth century are associated with Cornwall and many had studios locally. This exhibition gives an insight into the lives of the local community in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries through rare images of West Penwith from the dawn of the photographic age. The exhibition shows over 100 photographs by photographers such as Gibson & Sons, Robert Preston, the Richards family, as well as amateur photographers such as William Colenso and John Branwell.


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.

Friends' Lecture Series

The 2018/19 series, starts in September. Please click here for all the details.