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:/

Artists by Themselves - British Sign Language (BSL) exhibition guided tour

Friday 24 May 11am

No booking required; donations welcomed.
 

Drop-in family events in the Gallery

Look out for drop-in family art and craft activities every Saturday afternoon from 2.30pm - 3.30pm in the galleries. Be inspired by the pictures 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 May/June list
 
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 on the last Monday of every month

'Stay and play' sessions at Penlee House - come along and experience the amazing artworks whilst you and your baby play and explore together.
 
Monthly on the last Monday of every month

Next dates:

20 May (please note one week early due to Bank Holiday)
24 June
29 July

Drop in any time from 10.00am to 11.30am. Free - Suitable for babies from birth to crawlers/early walkers
 
Free locals pass to the museum (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 zburkett@penleehouse.org.uk
 
 

Tick Tock Time: introductory sessions

Free creative sessions for preschoolers and their carers
 
Join us to explore the Gallery; hear stories, songs and rhymes; and get creative, make and do.
 
Sessions are monthly on the first Tuesday of the month:

Tuesday 4 June
Tuesday 2 July
 
Sessions run 1.00pm-2.30pm. Free - Suitable for ages 2 and 1/2 to 4 years
 
Free locals pass to the museum (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 zburkett@penleehouse.org.uk
 

NEW: free short public guided tours

We have a new team of Volunteer Tour Guides who will be offering insights into the temporary exhibitions at Penlee through a programme of short guided tours. Tours will be offered at 11am and 2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the duration of each exhibition. The tours are included in the admission price to the Gallery and last between 30 and 45 minutes. No booking is required.



Friends' Lecture Programme 2018/2019

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.
 

 

Menu
Logo