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

Image: Moonlight, St Ives

By Robert Borlase Smart (1881 - 1947)

Private Collection

© The Artist’s Estate


It is necessary to close some of the galleries between exhibitions, so please do check what is open before making a special journey during those times. Click here for 2018 dates

Not all the paintings are on show at any one time. If there is a particular picture that you would like to see, please let us know in advance of your visit or on the day.

CLICK HERE for a PDF of the current brochure

CLICK HERE for past exhibitions 


Penlee Inspired

24 November 2018 - 5 January 2019

One of our favourite collaborative projects is back! Penlee Inspired offers local schools, children and adults the chance to exhibit work they have produced in response to the collections and exhibitions at Penlee House, shown alongside some of the Newlyn School paintings that inspired them. Galleries 2,3,4 and 5 including selected Newlyn School and Lamorna Group paintings throughout. FREE ADMISSION



Luminaries: Victorian Photographers in West Cornwall

12 January-16 March 2019