The award-winning Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance, is the only Cornish public gallery specialising in the world famous Newlyn School artists (c.1880 – 1940) including Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes, Walter Langley, Harold Harvey and Laura Knight.
In recent years, the Gallery has built an international reputation for its year-round programme of temporary exhibitions, which offer the unique opportunity of viewing major Cornish works, borrowed from public and private collections across the UK, a stone’s throw from where they were created. Changing displays always include a selection from Penlee House’s permanent collection, ensuring that the Newlyn School are represented in at least one gallery.
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, with full wheelchair access throughout.
Open Monday to Saturday throughout the year.
Summer (Easter Saturday to 30 Sept): 10am-5pm, last admission 4.30pm. Winter (1 Oct to Good Friday): 10.30 to 4.30, last admission 4pm.
Photograph: Steve Tanner