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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.

Parking

Three parking spaces at the back of Penlee House are reserved for disabled badge-holders. Please enter via the Morrab Road entrance (SatNav TR18 4EP).

Wheelchairs & Buggies

Penlee House is fully accessible for wheelchair users and pushchairs and there is an adapted toilet and baby-change facility. Seating is provided in most galleries and a wheelchair is available to borrow during your visit.

Accessibility Guide

Read our Accessibility Guide to help you plan your visit. Download PDF

Easy Read Guide

Our Easy Read Guide walks you through your visit to Penlee House from arrival to departure. Download PDF

Sensory Map

This map enables visitors to understand potential sensory triggers within the gallery. Download PDF

Relaxed opening information

When visiting for our relaxed opening, we will have slightly adapted the visit. Here’s what you need to know. Download PDF

Ear defenders

We have ear defenders available to borrow for those who require them. Our fisherman’s pockets contain toys to help children engage with the gallery.

Audio Guides

The Bloomberg Connects App can be downloaded from a QR code in the Gallery, or from our website: Bloomberg Connects – Penlee House. This provides audio relating to the paintings in each of our temporary exhibitions, as well as some of our own collections on display.