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Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Morrab Road, Penzance, England
+44 1736 363625
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Expensive!

We visited this gallery a few years ago and I had it on my list of "must do's" There seemed to be... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
The D
Interesting and disappointing

An interesting place for a number of reasons, not all good. The museum is set out on a couple of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Penlee House Gallery & Museum is the only Cornish venue specialising in the Newlyn School and early St Ives artists (c.1880 - c.1940). This popular museum and art gallery is set in a building that was originally a Victorian family home, surrounded by a delightful sub-tropical park formed from the original garden. Changing exhibitions throughout the year celebrate the rich artistic heritage of West Cornwall.Winner of the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2011-12 and of the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2009, 2010 and 2011 as Small Visitor Attraction of the Year. Open Monday to Saturday (Closed Sundays) throughout the year, including most Bank Holidays (closed Christmas and New Year), opening hours are 10am - 5pm during the summer (Easter to September) and 10.30 to 4.30 in the winter, with last admission half an hour before closing.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Morrab Road, Penzance, England
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+44 1736 363625
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"permanent collection"
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"excellent exhibition"
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"changing exhibitions"
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"lovely paintings"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this gallery a few years ago and I had it on my list of "must do's" There seemed to be far fewer paintings on display this time round......there were postcards to purchase but both the ones I wanted were either soldout or unavailable,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting place for a number of reasons, not all good. The museum is set out on a couple of floors with the ground floor as galleries but one of the first floor rooms also as a gallery. The rest is used to display 3D...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem! An excellent portrait of local history beautifully illustrated with authentic pictures, photos and reviews. I learned pockets of history I didn't know existed. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gallery is a short walk from the centre of Penzance and is well worth visiting. The current exhibition gives an insight to the lives of those living in the area when fishing was the main industry and also tells the story of the impact...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Splendid place to visit. Exhibitions of Newlyn or Lamorna school art are always of the highest quality and brilliantly curated.

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Louise C, Manager at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Chris, Thank you for your very positive review of Penlee House Gallery. We are pleased that you enjoy your visits here and and thank you for sharing. Best wishes Louise

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not just pictures, paintings and photographs, but a superb description of the synergy between the artists and local people. Fisherfolk were paid as models but the artists also supported the community. The attempted slum clearance story was particularly evocative.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We’ve visited their ‘Bringing Home the catch’ today and enjoyed the beautiful paintings in this inspiring and not too big gallery. This was followed by a delicious crab sandwich lunch and very good coffee in their small, but perfectly formed cafe. The staff there as...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Pleased to have visited - finally - this vibrant and friendly small gallery. My main motivation was to see the work of the Newlyn School of painters (which fully met my expectations) but I also enjoyed the John Armsrong Exhibition and other art works on...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Excellent exhibition - well set out and good selection of paintings. Other exhibits were also of great local interest.

Thank Carole B
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Wonderful small gallery/museum. Always have good exhibitions that can hold my interest, the little museum upstairs is querky but informative, offering valuable insights into local culture, history and pre history. Attentive staff. Would recommend for all ages.

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Louise C, Manager at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Lovely review, thank you for taking the time to share your experience of visiting Penlee House - the team here greatly value your comments!

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