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Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Morrab Road, Penzance, England
+44 1736 363625
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Fantastic Gallery

We were just in time to see the Stanhope Forbes exhibition. The Cornish light and the sea were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
William Raleigh P
United Kingdom
A great find in the back streets of Penzance

My husband and I visited the lovely Penlee House while the Stanhope Forbes exhibition was on. What... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Watford, 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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Morrab Road, Penzance, England
+44 1736 363625
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were just in time to see the Stanhope Forbes exhibition. The Cornish light and the sea were beautifully reproduced. The little museum is worth a visit too. A good shop attached to the gallery and museum is full of unusual items and well-worth a...More

Thank William Raleigh P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the lovely Penlee House while the Stanhope Forbes exhibition was on. What a fantastic place, what a fantastic exhibition. Well worth a visit and the entrance fee. We had been to see the Toulouse Lautrec exhibition in Albi earlier in...More

Thank mrst148
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The recent Stanhope Forbes exhibition is this gallery at its best. There is a real buzz about the rooms. The permanent display is equally interesting with the amazing history of West Cornwall. The gallery cafe is great with a really pleasant outdoor seating area as...More

Thank 275Sue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing paintings by Stanhope Forbes sorry the exhibition finishing soon would like to go back again and again. The permanent paintings in the Museum are incredible but it was great you see so many magnificent Stanhope Forbes altogether.

Thank Josephine L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a wet morning in August and particularly wanted to see the Stanhope Forbes exhibition. We were not disappointed. Galleries in bigger places with more resources should see is exhibition and book it. This is the way to do it. With around 70...More

Thank juliaS3800CL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Penlee House and gardens are a little hidden gem in Penzance. There is an outdoor theatre plus the Penlee House Gallery. Always an interesting show generally about the Newlyn School of artists. There is also a museum eclectic in collection about Penzance which is also...More

Thank Valerie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently visited the current Stanhope Forbes exhibition. Features an outstanding selection of this local artist's work on loan from other galleries throughout the country. The exhibition was arranged by different periods of his life, giving a very nice progression through his life and career. Living...More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the current exhibition of work by Stanhope Forbes is one of the best I've ever seen. Admittedly, art is a very personal taste but having seen some of the greatest, I really enjoyed this. Tosh to the critics who scoff a real life art !!...More

Thank John F
Louise C, Manager at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear John, I'm delighted that you enjoyed the Stanhope Forbes exhibition and thank you for leaving such a glowing review on Trip Advisor. I will share your comments with our small team here at Penlee House, who have all worked really hard to put the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great works of art that show what life was like years ago in Penzance and Newlyn. Lovely gardens outside and a cafe too. We were there for about an hour.

Thank fran141174
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The collection of Stanhope Forbes paintings was breathtaking. It was difficult to tear ourselves away from it, such was the affecting nature of all of the scenes from Cornish life.More

Thank Max R
Louise C, Manager at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Max, Thank you for your lovely review - I'm delighted that you enjoyed the exhibition as much as we enjoyed putting it together. We are simply a small town museum committed to collecting and exhibiting art of international quality. Positive reviews such as yours...More

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