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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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You can search and browse our collections online. We also have a section dedicated to the Newlyn School.

Current
Exhibition

The Exceptional Harold Harvey


May 1, 2024 until September 29, 2024

Workshops

Learning workshops currently available at Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Newlyn and its Artists


Find out all about the ‘Newlyn School’ artists. Discover their paintings in the Gallery and explore how the artists used their models to communicate thoughts, feelings, and stories in their paintings.

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Old Toys


This hands-on workshop allows children to explore and play with toys from the past.

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Penzance Through the Ages


Journey through the history of Penzance and the surrounding area from Prehistoric times to the present day, focusing on the Iron Age, the Tudor / Stuart period and the Victorian era.

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Early Years Workshops


Join us for exploring, stories, rhymes, making and doing at Penlee House in workshops specially designed for Early Years children.

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Storytelling


Bring young children to experience the Gallery, hear a tale, and have a go at a simple craft activity.

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