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Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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A gem in the heart of Penzance

The Penlee is a wonderful gallery and museum with changing exhibitions throughout the year... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Mims56
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Penzance, United Kingdom
Outstanding exhibition

The galleries are currently free to enter but even if I’d paid the usual admission price it would... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2018
bestcornishcat
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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...more
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

The Penlee is a wonderful gallery and museum with changing exhibitions throughout the year displaying the finest artwork created in the county during the 19th and 20th centuries. Penlee staff are hard working, knowledgeable and dedicated. The house itself once belonged the wealthy Branwell family,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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penleehouse, Manager at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review, we are so pleased to hear that you like the Gallery - come and see us again soon!

Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

The galleries are currently free to enter but even if I’d paid the usual admission price it would have been well worth it. There was something for everyone in the current imaginatively curated exhibition. A wonderful mix of art, crafts, sculpture, historic artefacts and poems...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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penleehouse, Manager at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review - we are delighted you enjoyed our Penlee Inspired exhibition.

Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Penlee has three sides to it. The house dates from 1865 and stands in a large park. Upstairs is the permanent collection with two galleries linked to local history and crafts such as copper, and another gallery with changing works by the Newlyn School of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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penleehouse, Manager at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed our Borlase Smart exhibition.

Reviewed November 6, 2018

After a walk through Penzance we were tired and ready for a cup of coffee. We ended up in Penlee House. A nice surprise. Excellent coffeeshop and snackbar but than we saw what was on in the Museum.Paintings by Robert Borlase Smart. One of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Great exhibition running through the work of an exceptional artist. Helpful staff and curators ready to discuss any aspect of the work. Todd on site cafe

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

With friends visiting we went on a rainy day to Penlee House, a true favourite of ours. We saw the Borlase Smart exhibition which complemented the Stanhope Forbes exhibition we had seen previously. Well worth the entrance fee. But the permanent display and the very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful little gallery featuring local history and changing artists. Great cafe on site too. Lovely staff.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

What an absolute delight this place is. Welcoming staff and environment set you off on the right foot and that makes all the difference. There was an exhibition of paintings by Robert Borlase Smith an artist new to me and I was lucky enough to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank NB1957
Reviewed October 1, 2018

A true gem in Penzance set in the Penlee Park for viewing classic Newlyn School paintings as well as the excellent current exhibitions. Run by wonderful helpful people and after the culture we enjoyed an excellent snack in the Orangery Cafe.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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