The artistic heart of West Cornwall’s history.

About Penlee House

Originally built in 1865, Penlee House today is a first-class gallery and museum in the heart of Penzance.

It specialises in exhibits focused on the area’s unique cultural heritage and incorporates the historic collections of Penzance Town Council, Cornwall Council, and the Newlyn Art Gallery.

Penlee offers a range of family activities, volunteering opportunities and workshops for adults and children.

It is also home to The Orangery Café , which serves a selection of light lunches, afternoon tea and coffee, and has a popular range of delicious homemade cakes.

Penlee House & Penzance Council

Penlee House is owned and operated by Penzance Council, with all key decisions on management taken by the Penlee House Committee.

More information

Penlee House will be taking a phased approach to reopening and are looking forward to welcoming visitors back.

Monday 6 July – The Orangery Café and the Penlee House shop will open to customers on. There will be social distancing measures in place and both the shop and café will take contactless or card payment only.

Monday 13 July – the Museum, Archaeology Gallery and a gallery of Newlyn School paintings will be open. Admission will be half price.

Visit the Penlee House Gallery & Museum website for further information.

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