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

What's On
at Penlee House

To see what's been happening at some of the events held at Penlee House please click here to visit our events gallery.  

New 'Fishermen's Pockets', free to borrow during your visit and stuffed full of optical toys, finger puppets and all sorts, will keep the young'uns happy. Pick up a 'Spot it' Quiz and see if you can find all the paintings. Then drop by the colouring table in the local history gallery! also, don't miss:

Drop-in family events in the Gallery - get arty!

Look out for drop-in family art and craft activities every Saturday afternoon from 2.30pm - 3.30pm in the exhibition galleries. Be inspired by the pictures on show in the current exhibition and have a go at making something to take home. There's a different activity every week and all materials are supplied. FREE and open to all - including grown-ups! (children must be accompanied).  Download the January/February list here

Penlee House Gallery and Museum is now an accredited Learning Destination for the Children's University in Cornwall - attend any workshop and get one stamp for your Passport to Learning! Don't forget to bring your passport on the day.

Baby and Parent Sessions - taster days

Penlee House is launching a new 'stay and play' session at Penlee House and we'd love to know what you think! Come and experience the amazing artworks whilst you and your baby play and explore together.
Mondays 22, 29 January & 5 February 2018, 10.00am - 11.30am
Free - Suitable for babies from birth to crawlers/early walkers
Free coffee/tea and cake after the taster sessions. Free locals pass (Penzance Pass) for those who live in Penzance, Newlyn, Mousehole, Paul, Heamoor & Gulval. Pick up yours at the session.
For more information please contact Zoe on 01736 363625 or


Tick-Tock-Time for Little Fingers!

Free creative outreach sessions for pre-school children aged from two and a half upwards and their parents and carers, run by educator Jo Lumber. Enjoy stories, rhymes, making and doing. N.B. Not all sessions will take place at Penlee House:

For more information, please call 01736 363625 or email

Friends' Lecture Programme 2017/2018

Lectures take place at 7:30pm at Penlee House (unless otherwise stated). Admission: Members £3.00, Non-members £4.00. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL: Tel. 01736 363625.