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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.