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.

Meet the team

Meet the people who work at Penlee House, learn about their roles and discover more about their favourite objects from the collections. Discover more

The Friends of Penlee House

The Friends, a registered charity, provide voluntary help in the Gallery and raise funds to support our work. Benefits include free admission, shop discount, invitations to previews and a winter lecture programme: please visit the Friends page for further details. Discover more

Job Opportunities

There are currently no vacancies at Penlee House. Please check back and follow our Social Media accounts for information about vacancies as they arise.

Work Experience Placements

Penlee House Gallery & Museum is pleased to offer work placements to anyone interested in the museum and gallery sector. Discover more


There are several ways to become involved with volunteering at Penlee House.

We offer a range of fulfilling opportunities for volunteers at all career stages. The galleries are invigilated by volunteer stewards. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer steward, please contact us.

We also welcome help with other aspects of our work, including researching and data-inputting information on our collections, assisting with education workshops and a variety of specialist support roles relating to our collections. Please contact us for more information.

Other opportunities