Celebrating Work and Play: Photographic gems from Penlee's archives
Image: Picking Narcissi in the Snow, Gulval, 1955 by Harry Penhaul (c) Penlee House Gallery & Museum
Current Exhibition: 11 January - 14 March 2020
Image: 'Leapfrog', c.1950 Garfield Hall, Penlee House Gallery & Museum
Amateur and professional photographers have captured the lives of people at work and play in West Cornwall for 150 years. This exhibition uses Penlee’s photographic collection to show people hard at work fishing, farming, manufacturing, mining and working in the home alongside delightful images of fearless swimmers, fairs, carnivals, sports teams, tea treats and days on the beach.
Photographic exhibition: Ground floor galleries. A selection
of Newlyn School paintings on view upstairs in Gallery 5
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 2019 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