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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.

The Exceptional Harold Harvey

1 May 2024 until 28 September 2024

This major exhibition is being staged to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Harold Harvey’s birth. 

Born in Penzance, Harold Harvey (1874 – 1941) is one of only two Cornish-born artists of the Newlyn School group. An active member of both the Newlyn and Lamorna artistic colonies, his early works depicting the local fishing industry showed the influence of artists such as Stanhope Forbes and his later work is clearly inspired by the artists of the Lamorna colony, such as Dod Procter.

The exhibition will incorporate over 50 paintings from public and private collections, celebrating Harvey’s entire career. This includes some works which have rarely, if ever, been seen before. Ground floor galleries. A selection of Newlyn School paintings on view upstairs in Gallery 5.

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Visit Us

Penlee House is a beautiful art gallery and museum, set within sub-tropical gardens, with a great café.

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Exhibitions

Our vibrant exhibition programme celebrates the nationally important art and history of West Cornwall.

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Learning

From school visits to family activities, talks and walks, there are plenty of learning opportunities at Penlee House.

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Our Café

Enjoy a delicious lunch or coffee at the Orangery Café, with its sunny terrace overlooking the park.

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