OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY
April to September
10.00 to 5.00 (last admissions 4.30)
November to April
10.30 to 4.30 (last admissions 4.00)
OPEN BANK HOLIDAYS
(except Christmas period)
Built in 1865 as a gracious Victorian home, Penlee House has been converted to create a first class gallery and museum set within an attractive park. It specialises in showing the area's unique, rich cultural heritage.
A programme of changing exhibitions celebrates the skill and craftsmanship of painting in west Cornwall in the late 19th and early 20th century, usually including the world famous Newlyn School artists.
The Museum collections cover 6000 years of history in west Cornwall, from Penwith’s awe-inspiring archaeological sites to the area’s more recent social history, plus computer access to photographs of west Cornwall from the 1860s to the 1960s.
Penlee's delightful licensed café, with its sunny terrace overlooking the park, offers a range of coffees, afternoon tea with home baked cakes and freshly prepared light lunches, using the best of local produce.The well-stocked shop offers a wide range of prints, books, gifts and souvenirs.