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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.

John le Carré Social History Exhibition


When 17 April until 6 May

Penlee House Gallery & Museum has organised a small exhibition of the late author’s memorabilia, on display from 17 April through 6 May.

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Latest Acquisition!


We are delighted to report that Penlee House Gallery & Museum has received a generous donation from a private benefactor.

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Friends of Penlee Lecture: An Evening of Archaeology


When 17 April 2024

Join us for a captivating archaeology evening as we delve into the ancient archaeological sites in Cornwall on April 17, 2024, at 7:30 PM.

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Latest Acquisitions


Donated by Pep and John Branfield, 2023

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The Mayor’s Young Artist 2024/25


When Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 8 April 2024

Are you a budding artist aged 15 -19 who lives, works or studies in the Penzance Parish area? We are looking for a creative and imaginative young person to be the Mayor’s very first Young Artist!

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