Penzance Art Galleries

(Penzance, Cornwall, England, UK)

Penlee House Gallery and Museum, PenzanceThere are plenty of art galleries for everyone in Penzance, housing a number of important collections of art works, preserved for generations to come. Also available around Penzance, many commercial art galleries are located both in and around the town centre and offer a range of reasonably priced art works, including pieces by local artists.

The Penzance region has become famous for being home to the Newlyn School of Painting, where a group of successful and renowned artists were based between the late 1800s and early 1900s, in the adjacent village of Newlyn.

Another view of Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Penzance

Penlee House Gallery and Museum

Address: Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4HE, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1736 363 625
A major centre for local arts, culture and heritage, the Penlee House Gallery and Museum can be found in a historic house built in the mid-19th century. Many impressive collections of art works are displayed here, including pieces owned by local councils and also the Newlyn School of Painting. The gallery features many temporary exhibitions, which are changed on a regular basis, while the actual museum here spans more than 6,000 years of Cornish history and features a host of photographs from the 19th century onwards. Also available at this Penzance museum and gallery, the Orangery Café is a popular place to take a break and features outdoor tables overlooking the gardens. A gift shop completes your visit and boasts a selection of prints, souvenirs and books.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday, May to September - 10:00 to 17:00; October to April - 10:30 to 16:30
Admission: charge, discounts for seniors, children are free; free for everyone on Saturday, although donations suggested

Round the Bend

Address: The Barbican, Battery Road, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4EF, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1736 335 325
'Round the Bend' features an interesting collection of modern mechanical gadgets and toys, fun cartoon drawings and unusual contemporary sculptures, made from various mediums. Many of the displays and art works at 'Round the Bend' are inspired by engineering and you are encouraged to pull the levers, wind the cranks and push the buttons.
Open hours: daily - 11:00 to 17:00, often until 20:00 during the summer season
Admission: free

Sandpiper Gallery

Address: 2 Carn Topna, Mousehole, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6QE, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1736 732 441

Lighthouse Gallery

Address: 25 Causewayhead, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 2SP, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1736 350 555

Newlyn School Gallery

Address: 58 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4AE, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1736 366 448

Badcocks Gallery

Address: Badcocks Block, The Strand, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 5HW, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1736 366 159

Cornwall Contemporary

Address: 1 Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4BU, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1736 874 749

The Penzance Art Gallery

Address: 1 East Terrace, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 2TD, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1736 332 999

The Round House

Address: Sennen Cove, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 7DF, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1736 871 859

Duke Street Gallery

Address: 6 Duke Street, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 5JA, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1736 331 188

Cornish Fauve Gallery

Address: Unit 7, Lynfield Craft Centre, Perranuthnoe, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 9NF, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1736 711 551

Newlyn Art Gallery

Address: 24 New Road, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 5PZ, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1736 363 715