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Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Morrab Road, Penzance, England
+44 1736 363625
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A quiet oasis

Again this year we stopped off here for lunch. In a lovely garden setting with a gallery & gift... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Jane S
St. Asaph, United Kingdom
An amazing place to see modern curation of some great victorian and contemporary work.

Visit this place to see Newlyn school paintings in a modern and exciting curated setting, never... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Tim R
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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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Morrab Road, Penzance, England
+44 1736 363625
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Again this year we stopped off here for lunch. In a lovely garden setting with a gallery & gift shop. Light lunches, cakes & snacks. It wasn't quite as good this year, but nothing drastic to complain about.

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Visit this place to see Newlyn school paintings in a modern and exciting curated setting, never fails to be a delight, especially when you can see old favourites in a new light.

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This isn't a huge gallery, but then it doesn't claim to be, and the size is more than reflected in the price. A lovely two floor gallery with some lovely paintings and fascinating museum pieces. Friendly, helpful staff, and a great coffee shop and gift...More

Thank jlkpregan
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We go to the Penlee Gallery to see each new exhibition. There is always something new which is interesting to see and nicely balanced with paintings from the Newlyn School which are old friends! This exhibition on a maritime theme is no exception with some...More

Thank Trewirgies
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Nice food, very busy when we visited no spare tables but managed to share with others, service friendly and efficient, good value, will be going back.

Thank Sandie E L
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Went with son and daughter in law. Wonderful food abs a pleasure to visit the museum. Also great books nd cards etc to choose from

Thank valerieburt29
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Beautiful gardens, lovely café but best of all is the intimate museum and art gallery, tranquil and meditative with a stunning collection of local art and artifacts. As wonderfully Cornish as it gets.

Thank martyclaybourn
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I Definetly think think is worth a visit.Beautiful Artifacts with Stunning Gardens to enjoy a relax,picnic or even a dog walk.

Thank Teresa E
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Compass'd by the Inviolate Sea: Marine Painting in Cornwall from Turner to Wallis exhibition was very good with activities for young children helped by encouraging and friendly staff. The cafe is good and the gardens very pretty. One of Penzance's best kept secrets !

Thank Pedne
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

A very interesting and factual place! Great history, nice staff, worth a visit. The art is fantastic too!!

Thank Dan E
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