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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.

Kids in Museums: The Twitchers Museum Adventure

Join birdwatching detectives the Twitchers and explore the beautiful birds and amazing animals at Penlee House Gallery & Museum this February half-term. The Twitchers Museum Adventure from Kids in Museums and Walker Books celebrates the release of Feather, the fourth book in The Twitchers series from bestselling author M. G. Leonard. Find the birds and […]

Event Series Arty Afternoons

February Half Term – Arty Afternoons

Lots of people today, as people did in the past, visit the beautiful places in West Cornwall. They often take a souvenir home to remind them of their visit. Be inspired by the beautiful paintings of West Cornwall at Penlee House to make a souvenir badge or magnet to take home Thursday 15 February 1.30 […]

Event Series Arty Afternoons

Arty Afternoons: Harbour Views

There are many views of harbours in the new exhibitions.  Taking ideas from the paintings, fill your harbour background with people and objects. FREE family activities occur every Saturday; drop in anytime between 2.30 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.  

Event Series Friends of Penlee House

Friends of Penlee House Lecture: Newlyn Copperworks with Principal Craftsman, Michael Johnson SOLD OUT

Principal Craftsman, Michael Johnson will be giving a lecture about The Newlyn Copper Works. Lectures take place at 7.30 p.m. at Penlee House. Tickets are available to book in January 2024 Bespoke copper, bronze and brass work from the finest industrial arts coppersmiths in the UK. First established in the fishing village of Newlyn in […]

Event Series Arty Afternoons

Arty Afternoon: Favourite View Postcards

Using the local scenes in galleries 1, 2, 3 and 4, choose a favourite local scene or view and turn it into a postcard ready to send. You could also draw your favourite local view. FREE family activities occur every Saturday; drop in anytime between 2.30 p.m. and 3.30 p.m

Little Penlee Explorers

Join us to explore, play and create at Penlee House!  With activities throughout the galleries, these free, drop-in sessions are for under 5s and their grown-ups. Monthly on Mondays, 10am-12pm.