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Penlee House Gallery & Museum

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A superb little gallery

We have visited the Penlee Gallery and Museum twice, previously to see exhibitions by painters from... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jane B
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Never disappointed - see the Lamorna Birch exhibition before it closes 8 Sept

Came to see the Lamorna Birch exhibition. As regular visitors over the years, it was brilliant to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SjShap82
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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...more
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Morrab Road, Penzance, England
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+44 1736 363625
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have visited the Penlee Gallery and Museum twice, previously to see exhibitions by painters from the Newlyn School, and recently to see the current exhibition of work by Lamorna Birch. Both exhibitions were excellent. It's a small gallery, but informative, and the works on...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to see the Lamorna Birch exhibition. As regular visitors over the years, it was brilliant to see so many loaned pieces we've not seen before. The staff were lovely and welcoming as always, and even took the time to call the curator when I...More

Thank SjShap82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very good gallery and museum. With an excellent collection of paintings from Newlyn. With a very good bookshop and cafe. Situated in the beautiful and peaceful Penlee Park.

Thank Arild R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in on the offchance and stumbled on the Lamorna Birch exhibition of mostly Cornish and Scottish landscape paintings. Some astounding paintings, with a bonus of some Newlyn School paintings too. A lovely coffee shop and a park for a shady stroll too.

Thank Red2Green
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Exotic fully matured and bursting with flowers and colour. Stunning art gallery with changing themes. Delicious food and variety

Thank Karen B
Louise C, Manager at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Beautiful review, Karen! Thank you for your lovely comments. Best wishes Louise

Reviewed 3 July 2018

Penlee House Art Gallery & Museum will introduce the visitor to painters from the Newlyn School of Art (an art colony that existed in Newlyn, a fishing village adjacent to Penzance, from the 1880s until the early years of the twentieth century. It was similar...More

1  Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Super little museum adjacent to lovely cafe. Full of local history and art. It tells the story of this vibrant,vremote, proud community. Well worth an hour of anyone's time.

Thank Netsmith
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This was a very enjoyable and informative visit and definately a place to return to when new exhibitions of other Newlyn artists are being shown in the main two galleries.The smaller galleries showing historical and social aspects of the area were extremely interesting and throughout...More

Thank Forestpatch
Louise C, Manager at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Dear Forestpatch (lovely name!) Thank you for your brilliant review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit yesterday and I will pass on your words to the team. Best wishes, Louise

Reviewed 25 June 2018

One of the best smaller museums in England. The staff was exceptional. We went specifically to see the exhibition by the artists of the Newly school called Fisherfolk and we not disappointed. Will be back next time in the Cornwall region.

Thank dabmaw
Reviewed 24 June 2018

I visited this with the Art Card I bought in St Ives - great value! Here I saw an excellent exhibition of the paintings of S J 'Lamorna' Birch - Penlee apparently has a large collection of works from the Newlyn School but not much...More

Thank Linda N
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