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“always a good exhibition”

Penlee House Gallery & Museum
Ranked #2 of 73 things to do in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 9 February 2016

A beautiful gallery in a stunning setting. There's always a very exhibition here and if you like the classical schools of art,you'll love this. Well worth a visit.A very nice cafe too.

Thank christine h
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"newlyn artists"
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"current exhibition"
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"cornish light"
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"local history"
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"orangery cafe"
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"special exhibition"
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"excellent exhibition"
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"permanent collection"
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"beautiful park"
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"wonderful collection"
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"nice cafe"
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"on display"
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"west cornwall"
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Reviewed 2 February 2016

Enjoyed our visit which was unhurried and relaxed. Nice exhibits which we understand are changed often so we'll be returning again

Thank redgreybiker
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Reviewed 31 January 2016

This is a lovely museum with changing exhibitions, all very tastefully hung. The museum is set in a beautiful garden. The total atmosphere is enchanting.

Thank James875
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Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Called at the Gallery primarily for lunch which was of good standard and we'll priced. The friend who was accompanying us suggested we visit the small in house museum which we did. I was amazed at how varied and interesting it was. In addition to many varied displays the paintings alone made the visit worthwhile. From large canvasses of local scenes by Stanhope Forbes and other artists of the Newlyn School the selection is first class especially for such a small museum. I can highly recommend a visit, I just wish I had had more time to take in the whole experience. I shall certainly return.

Thank Tony W
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Louise C, General Manager at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2016

Thank you, Tony, for your lovely response to your visit to Penlee House Gallery & Museum. The staff, both here and in the Orangery Cafe, very much appreciate your feedback.

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Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

This is a little gem of a gallery and museum. Not a large collection but well worth visiting. Also the grounds and coffee shop are not to be missed.

Thank Andy S
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