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.

Orangery Café

The Orangery Café has indoor and outdoor seating. It uses the best local produce for its cakes and light lunches. Children’s portions are available.

Penlee Park

The surrounding park has sub-tropical plants and mature trees. The tranquil Memorial Garden and Sensory Garden offer places for quiet enjoyment. For younger visitors the park also offers a children’s play area.


Interactive ‘Fisherman’s Pockets’ are available to borrow during your visit with toys and games to keep younger visitors entertained. There’s a ‘Spot It’ quiz, and a colouring table in the local history gallery.

Wheelchair Users & Buggies

There is level, ramped or lift access to all areas and an adapted toilet with baby changing facilities. A wheelchair is also available to borrow for use in the gallery. For more information please visit our Accessibility Page.

Between Exhibitions

Between exhibitions, it is necessary to close some of the galleries, so please check what is open before making a special journey during those times. Click here for 2024 details. Entrance to Penlee House is half price during rehang periods.

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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.

Tours & Groups

A full guided tour can be arranged for an additional charge. Please note that prior booking is essential for all groups and the maximum group size is 25. Please visit our Group Bookings page for further details.


Dogs are welcome on leads within the park and on the terrace outside the cafe, but dogs are not permitted in the building. A water bowl is provided on the terrace.

Community Toilet Scheme

Penlee House is part of the Penzance Community Toilet Scheme which offers free facilities.