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Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Age group: 9+

Location: WEST Cornwall


Contact: Penzance, TR18 4HE

Tel: 01736 363625


The only public gallery in the southwest that specialises in the world famous Newlyn School artists (c1880 - c1940). Set in an elegant Victorian house and park, Penlee House also covers local archaeology and social history, and offers an excellent café and shop too.


It has a permanent collection of paintings which is actively being developed through purchases, gifts, bequests and long-term loans.  Some of the best known artists are featured individually.


The museum also has a collection of many thousands of photographs of the area from as early as 1870 up to the present day, which includes work by photographers such as Frith and Valentine, and by local photographers such as Preston, Moody, Gibson, Richards, Penhaul, etc.  There are also a number of important photographic albums held within the collections, including volumes of images of the Newlyn School artists at work and play and personal albums originally owned by the Branwell family of Penlee House.


Free admission for card-holding members of The National Art Pass, Museums Association, South Western Federation of Museums and the Cornwall Volunteers Scheme, and even 10% discount for those traveling there by public transport.



Notes: A combined ticket is available for Penlee House, Tate St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Leach Pottery, also offering 10% discount on shop purchases at Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange, Penzance. Proper Job!

Penzance 0.5 miles, Newlyn 1.5 miles