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Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Morrab Road, Penzance, England
+44 1736 363625
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Lovely cafe

Always friendly, good coffee and yummy cake. The gallery is well worth looking around, though it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anni B
Lovely cakes

Friendly staff. Good service and lovely cakes. Always a good experience . Often go,here after a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mary g
Penzance, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Morrab Road, Penzance, England
Morrab Road, Penzance, England
+44 1736 363625
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always friendly, good coffee and yummy cake. The gallery is well worth looking around, though it used to be free on Saturdays. Its a shame it still isn't. Never mind it is worth the fee.

Thank Anni B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff. Good service and lovely cakes. Always a good experience . Often go,here after a game of tennis!

Thank mary g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unusual paintings and I liked the creative writing beneath the art which had been inspired by the paintings. Welcoming informative gallery. There's also a great cafe.

Thank soozy2754
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a delightful little gallery in the far West. Very well run, excellent exhibitions, a lovely setting in the heart of the town and a really lovely Cafe; what's not to like!?!

Thank mandymunch22
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Went along expecting to pay to get in, but the entrance to the exhibition and museum was free. A small collection with interesting artefacts.More

Thank Lynn P
Louise C, Manager at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Hi Lynn, Thank you for your comment. Just a note to say that Penlee House is free for local people with a Penzance Pass all year round round (Mondays to Saturdays). During the quieter winter months, from late November to mid-January, we are free for...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017

The Penlee House Gallery is friendly and welcoming, with some excellent paintings by the Newlyn School. They also have temporary exhibitions. The John Armstrong exhibition was very good. I agree that the cheese scones in the café are delectable (see earlier review). The Art Pass...More

Thank Vicky B
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We were fortunate enough to be staying a short walk away from Penlee House and were able to visit twice. When I return with friends next June, this will be one of our first stops. Great gallery and wonderful small orangery where they serve delectable...More

1  Thank FineMind
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We visited to see the John Armstrong exhibition, and purchased the 7 day ticket allowing access to other galleries in Penzance and St. Ives. Good value as it included Tate St Ives. We learnt much from the helpful guides.

Thank Lovetravel061
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Superb exhibition. Really a pleasure to visit a well run Museum and Gallery. Worth a visit to the cafe which provides a good varied menu.

Thank bobandlinda95
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Every time I come to Penzance, I go to the museum. Usually, they have excellent temporary exhibitions of local artists and I am never disappointed, but entralled. I love the quirkiness of some of the artifacts in the upstairs collection and the permanent collection of...More

Thank LaurieSRoth
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