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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.

Event Series Friends of Penlee House

Lecture: Harold Harvey Painter of Cornwall with Alison Bevan, Directorof RWA, Bristol

Zennor Lecture Theatre Penzance

Wednesday 26 June, 7.00pm, Zennor Lecture Theatre, Penwith College  Join us for an enlightening evening as we welcome Alison Bevan BEM BA FMA, Director of the RWA, Bristol (Royal West of England Academy), for an illustrated lecture on the renowned artist Harold Harvey. Penzance-born, Harvey was a prominent figure in the Newlyn School artists’ colony, […]

FREE Public Guided Tours

Our team of Volunteer Tour Guides will be offering insights into the current exhibition through a program of short guided tours. Tours will be offered at 11.00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The tours are included in the admission price to the Gallery and last between 30 and 45 minutes. No booking is required, but […]

Event Series Arty Afternoons

Arty Afternoons: How to draw a face

Come and see the portraits in our new Harold Harvey exhibition and find out how to draw a face.  Now it’s time for you to shine; draw a self-portrait and make a fancy, golden frame. FREE family activities take place every Saturday; drop in anytime between 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

FREE Public Guided Tours

Our team of Volunteer Tour Guides will be offering insights into the current exhibition through a program of short guided tours. Tours will be offered at 11.00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The tours are included in the admission price to the Gallery and last between 30 and 45 minutes. No booking is required, but […]

Event Series Friends of Penlee House

Friends of Penlee House Event: Visit to the Jewish Cemetery in Penzance

Come join us for a unique experience as we explore the Jewish Cemetery in Penzance. Learn about the history and significance of this sacred place while paying respects to those who have passed. This in-person event is a wonderful opportunity to connect with the local community and gain a deeper understanding of the cultural heritage of the area. Don’t miss out on this enriching experience!

A short history and guidebook to the cemetery, written by Keith Pearce will be included as part of your ticket.

FREE Public Guided Tours

Our team of Volunteer Tour Guides will be offering insights into the current exhibition through a program of short guided tours. Tours will be offered at 11.00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The tours are included in the admission price to the Gallery and last between 30 and 45 minutes. No booking is required, but […]

Event Series Arty Afternoons

Arty Afternoons: Poetic Paintings

This week we’re joining in with the Penzance Literary Festival.  Be inspired by the amazing paintings at Penlee House to create simple poems or stories. FREE family activities take place every Saturday; drop in anytime between 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

FREE Public Guided Tours

Our team of Volunteer Tour Guides will be offering insights into the current exhibition through a program of short guided tours. Tours will be offered at 11.00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The tours are included in the admission price to the Gallery and last between 30 and 45 minutes. No booking is required, but […]

FREE Public Guided Tours

Our team of Volunteer Tour Guides will be offering insights into the current exhibition through a program of short guided tours. Tours will be offered at 11.00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The tours are included in the admission price to the Gallery and last between 30 and 45 minutes. No booking is required, but […]