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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...more
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The galleries are currently free to enter but even if I’d paid the usual admission price it would have been well worth it. There was something for everyone in the current imaginatively curated exhibition.
A wonderful mix of art, crafts, sculpture, historic artefacts and poems...More
Penlee has three sides to it. The house dates from 1865 and stands in a large park. Upstairs is the permanent collection with two galleries linked to local history and crafts such as copper, and another gallery with changing works by the Newlyn School of...More
After a walk through Penzance we were tired and ready for a cup of coffee. We ended up in Penlee House. A nice surprise. Excellent coffeeshop and snackbar but than we saw what was on in the Museum.Paintings by Robert Borlase Smart. One of the...More
With friends visiting we went on a rainy day to Penlee House, a true favourite of ours. We saw the Borlase Smart exhibition which complemented the Stanhope Forbes exhibition we had seen previously. Well worth the entrance fee. But the permanent display and the very...More
What an absolute delight this place is. Welcoming staff and environment set you off on the right foot and that makes all the difference. There was an exhibition of paintings by Robert Borlase Smith an artist new to me and I was lucky enough to...More
A true gem in Penzance set in the Penlee Park for viewing classic Newlyn School paintings as well as the excellent current exhibitions. Run by wonderful helpful people and after the culture we enjoyed an excellent snack in the Orangery Cafe.
The work of S J Lamorna Birch was not entirely to our taste, but he was clearly an important artist of the Newlyn school and the exhibition at the Penlee Gallery was well-displayed. We also enjoyed a glimpse into other aspects of the area -...More