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Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Morrab Road, Penzance, England
+44 1736 363625
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A great tiny museum in penzance

Went to the museum in penzance bases on reviews and was pleasantly surprised. A great exhibit of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Marius P
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Oslo, Norway
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Wonderful art gallery

I spent a very pleasant few hours in the gallery and museum and was so impressed with the quality... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
anniemoring
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London, 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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  • Average2%
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Morrab Road, Penzance, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to the museum in penzance bases on reviews and was pleasantly surprised. A great exhibit of Jackson's paintings and permanent exhibit about the area.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I spent a very pleasant few hours in the gallery and museum and was so impressed with the quality of artwork on display. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable and are only too happy to answer any of your questions about the Newlyn artists.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a very happy couple of hours here today. The exhibition of David Haughton's work was excellent, as were the permanent collections of Newlyn School paintings and the history of Penzance. Staff were friendly and helpful. Our daughter greatly enjoyed doing the activities connected...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Penlee House Gallery & Museum houses an amazing collection of Newlyn works of Art. It is set in stunning sub-tropical gardens which are well worth a stroll around. Depending on the interest you have in lovely works, it is well worth while planning a trip...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Those interested in the Newlyn School of art shouldn’t miss this place. Excellent value (£5.00). Concession price is from age 60 and is £4. The collection is fascinating and well displayed. The cafe is pleasant and the prices are fair. Check on line to see...More

Thank johndunstall
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Louise C, Manager at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Terrific review - thank you John. Glad that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for sharing your review. Best wishes Louise

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were 'between' exhibitions in the main galleries, but the part that was open was very interesting with its smallish collection of mainly portraiture painting and LOTS of local interest offerings in a varied and wide-ranging exhibition of the delightful minutiae of Penzance. The coffee...More

Thank PaulWuE
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The latest exhibition of paintings mainly focussing on St just by David Haughton runs until early March and is well worth a visit. Entry prices are very reasonable and over 60s get in for £4. The new exhibition enticed me to return to some of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a small gallery and museum with the usual finds from around the area, nothing that we hadn’t seen before. The pictures on display were good but nothing spectacular, if you do have a keen interest in art and artist you would probably find...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

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.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

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

Thank mary g
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