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The Penwith Gallery

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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In a town full of galleries the Penwith stands out as both professional and serious. Really... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Travel3717
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Sydney, Australia
Excellent gallery with a wide range of work for sale

The Penworth Society of Arts was founded 70 years ago and now occupies a converted series of... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2018
Ian C
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London, United Kingdom
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The Penwith Gallery is the home of the Penwith Society of Arts in Cornwall. The gallery, formerly a pilchard packing factory, has a remarkable complex of buildings, including three public galleries, sculpture area and archive. This allows for a...more
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Back Road West, St Ives TR26 1NL, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a town full of galleries the Penwith stands out as both professional and serious. Really enjoyed the retrospective of early St Ives artists.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Travel3717
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

The Penworth Society of Arts was founded 70 years ago and now occupies a converted series of buildings, providing a series of excellent gallery spaces in which it displays a variety of work by local artists, which are for sale. Well worth visiting to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed September 26, 2018

This is the highlight of my visits to St Ives. Such a relaxed gallery and so much to see with a very comprehensive collection. Having the odd exhibition booklet to collect is great too. Well done everyone.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sotonian17
Penwith G, Gallery Officer at The Penwith Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Thank you for such positive comments. So glad to hear how much you enjoyed our gallery and do come again soon!

Reviewed September 15, 2018

I love going in here whenever I’m in St Ives. It changes regularly and it’s always inspiring. Love the space as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GrishGrish
Penwith G, Gallery Officer at The Penwith Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. Please do keep visiting us - as you say, there is always something new to see!

Reviewed September 14, 2018

This is a large gallery with varied styles of artwork and small gifts, such as silk scarves. Nice to view but rather expensive.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gillyjasper
Penwith G, Gallery Officer at The Penwith Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit - do come and see us again if you are in the area - we are very happy for you just to look and enjoy the exhibitions.

Reviewed August 26, 2018

Upon first entry one does not realize the size of this impressive and interesting gallery. Works by historical artists and recent artists woeking in the area really gives one a sense of the creative vitality in this part of EnglandMore

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bellamyp
Penwith G, Gallery Officer at The Penwith Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review the gallery - we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. You are not alone in your surprise at the size and space once inside - we are very lucky to have a building of this capacity in...More

Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

The Penwith Gallery situate in a narrow street just east of Tate St. Ives performs the dual function of both celebrating the life and works of eminent past members of the Penwith Society of Artists and showcasing for sale art by their current members. Hence...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank futtock21
Penwith G, Gallery Officer at The Penwith Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the gallery. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit - do come back and see us again, as our exhibitions, including the historical work, are always changing.

Reviewed August 22, 2018

Although I am no art expert I always make time to see some of the galleries when in St Ives. I found the Penwith to be quiet and relaxing, and well laid out with room to enjoy the exhibits. The accompanying notes about some of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank k r
Penwith G, Gallery Officer at The Penwith Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit - and you are right, it is a calm and relaxing space and a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets of St. Ives....More

Reviewed July 19, 2018

Wonderful that this important gallery has been sensitively renovated and has the most amazing local artwork on display. We love this place.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TheOrchards
Penwith G, Gallery Officer at The Penwith Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Thank you so much for your glowing review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit, and the varied work on display in our galleries. Please come again when you can.

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Went especially to see Piper at the Penwith exhibition. Very interesting exhibition but too many similar paintings all in the same place, individually excellent but not together. One loses the impact. Very welcoming and helpful staff Very interesting to see other artists as well in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John W
Penwith G, Gallery Officer at The Penwith Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Penwith - please come back and see us again.

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