Penlee House, Penzance, is the only Cornish public gallery specialising in the Newlyn School artists (c.1880 – c.1940) including Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes, Frank Bramley, Walter Langley and Laura Knight. Set in an elegant Victorian house and park, Penlee House also covers West Cornwall’s archaeology and social history, and offers an excellent café and shop.
As well as the exhibitions and displays, Penlee House offers a full range of facilities for visitors.
The Orangery Cafe has a delightful sun-bathed terrace overlooking the park and offers a range of coffees, afternoon tea with home-baked cakes and freshly prepared light lunches, using the best of local produce. It is also licenced, offering a select range of wines, beers and ciders.
Our shop is stocked with a wide range of prints, books, gifts and souvenirs (mail order service available).
Penlee Park, which surrounds our building, contains dramatic sub-tropical plants and beautiful mature trees, with the tranquil Memorial Garden and charming Sensory Garden offering places for quiet enjoyment. For the younger visitors, the park also offers the ideal place to let off steam, with an excellent children’s play area.