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Penlee House Gallery & Museum

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Newlyn artists featured in beautiful art gallery

I took my adult god daughter and we both loved all the exhibitions, especially the "Lamorna" Birch... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patricia S
Penzance, United Kingdom
Lovely local gallery

The work of S J Lamorna Birch was not entirely to our taste, but he was clearly an important artist... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Farnham, 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...more
Morrab Road, Penzance, England
+44 1736 363625
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my adult god daughter and we both loved all the exhibitions, especially the "Lamorna" Birch one. The Newlyn artists are heavily featured, and I love their work.

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The work of S J Lamorna Birch was not entirely to our taste, but he was clearly an important artist of the Newlyn school and the exhibition at the Penlee Gallery was well-displayed. We also enjoyed a glimpse into other aspects of the area -...More

Thank Libra_K1960
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Penlee House Gallery has an extensive collection of paintings that capture the history of Newlyn and tell the stories of those who lived and worked there in years gone by.

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go especially to view the amazing paintings of the Newlyn artists. Nice cafe on ground floor with tables outside. Lovely space.

Thank freshairfan
Reviewed August 18, 2018

For us, it was well worth a 126 mile round trip to visit Penlee House Gallery from the Boscastle area. This compact gallery has a certain ambience which appeals to us. The summer exhibition of work by Lamorna Birch was beautifully displayed, and we learned...More

Thank Julie A
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Over the years, this museum and gallery has hosted many local artists from the famed Newlyn School. Some of these paintings are breathtaking in their subject and the artists portrayal. Regularly attend to view the work of various very talented artists.

Thank davidworledge
Reviewed August 12, 2018

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 August 5, 2018

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 July 18, 2018 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 July 17, 2018 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
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