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Penlee House Gallery & Museum

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Address: Morrab Road, Penzance, England
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Penlee House Gallery & Museum is the only Cornish venue specialising in...

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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X beautiful little gallery and museum

I loved it here. So much to see and learn. Lovely friendly staff. Cafe with delicious coffee and soup. Sweet garden.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved it here. So much to see and learn. Lovely friendly staff. Cafe with delicious coffee and soup. Sweet garden.

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Helston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Penlee house gallery & Museum is a good art gallery in the town of Penzance in Cornwall. The only problem is that I find that I didn't really see many paintings. I don't know if I went into the wrong rooms or not but it seems that all of the rooms are joining on to each other?

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting this art gallery for many years: it has a fabulous collection of 'Newlyn-school' paintings which are instantly accessible and attractive (which cannot be said for the Tate in St Ives). It rotates the collection so there is always something new to see. For many years it has also maintained a very high standard of 'special exhibitions'... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting local exhibition. Current casket of pearls exhibition including recent acquisitions good cafe

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Penlee house and gallery are in the grounds of Penlee Park and family friendly. Car parking no problem as there's car park near the grounds.

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Lichfield, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

An impressive Gallery providing a great representation of art from the area and especially Newlyn. Really worth a visit to while away an hour or so

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Came to check out the paintings, but enjoyed the whole place. Arrived to be told entry was free that day due to some special exhibition, which was a nice surprise. The first room held a selection of local arts and crafts for sale, with some very nice pieces. The rest of the ground floor was my real reason for coming,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to visit whilst in Penzance. It is a small museum art gallery but has some fantastic pieces to view including local artists old and new from the area The cafe/bistro serves beautiful homemade food of a very high standard. All well worth a visit

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Penlee House Gallery &Museum is a fairly small Gallery/Museum but holds a most interesting array of local objects of interest including History,Geology,Mining and much more. The Gallery always has on show beautiful paintings from the Newlyn School and great exhibitions by other Artists.Very helpful Staff and Volunteers. And as a bonus a good shop and lovely Tea Room,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We have been visiting Penlee on and off for 20 years but had not been able to visit for the last 3. This was a fleeting trip but we thoroughly enjoyed coming back. The tearoom is excellent (food and staff), the shop is well stocked (and again, wonderful staff) and we particularly enjoyed the photographic exhibition and the local Christmas... More 

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Louise C, Manager at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Dear Sandy, Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to Penlee and I am delighted that you shared your positive experience with others on Trip Advisor. Hope to see you back here again soon. Very best wishes Louise More 

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