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

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 November/December 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: 
Monday 24 September
Monday 29 October
Monday 26 November

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

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.