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Visit Penlee House & Museum

Penlee House is a Gallery, Museum, Cafe and Shop. Situated within Penlee Park, a space to reflect and great for family visits.

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A space for exhibitions & events

Alongside our Exhibition programme we run a variety of community events and workshops. The Newlyn School and Social history galleries change often. Find out what’s on.

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A space to learn

Penlee House is committed to lifelong learning. We run workshops for all age groups and offer a school workshop programme.

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A space for all

Built in 1865, as the home of the Branwell family. Penlee House is home to many paintings by members of the Newlyn School. It is also home to the Penzance Natural History and Antiquarian Society collection.

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Education workshops

If you are studying a particular topic that is not listed, we will do our best to help.

Our Galleries can take up to 30 students at a time. If your group is larger, we can arrange to split times or book more than one workshop.

We have designed the workshop programme to compliment the curriculum. Each workshop has an information sheet containing curriculum links and learning objectives.

Please book all workshops in advance.


Workshops

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Outreach

A member of Penlee House staff or one of our education volunteers can visit schools and, in conjunction with the class teacher, lead an object handling session, using artefacts and costume from our handling collection.