Penlee House Gallery and Museum

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A tour of the Penlee House Gallery and Museum would make available within your reach documents and photos which are part of the historic collections of Penzance Town Council, Penwith District Council and Newlyn Art Gallery. Penlee House was built in 1865 as a private house but it was refurbished as a museum in 1997. Vast files and extensive collection of photos in the museum archive, the museum has installed a computer terminal where the thousands of photographs can be viewed.

Penlee House is growing in popularity with its annual selling exhibition of work by Cornwall Crafts. This organization has members who are from several of Britain's leading craftspeople. The museum is the perfect place to go if you are looking for a special gift for a loved-one or if you are looking for a particular object to add to your personal collection. The museum has made it possible for you to buy any item you want on spot, and you can use cash, cheque or credit cards only.

Penlee House regularly holds a wide range of lectures as well as children's workshops and activities to promote and educate the children about the history of the place. Facilities offered by the Penlee House includes parking, full access for disabled with lift and adapted toilets, baby changing facilities, lecture facilities, shop or sales point, library and research facilities, education tours and refreshments. Guided tours are available.

Admission fee to the Penlee House is £3.00 for adults and £2.00 for concessions. Admission is free for children, friends of Penlee House, members of Museum Association and the members of the National Art Collections Fund. Admission is free for everybody Saturdays. For details, you may contact Penlee House Gallery and Museum at telephone number +44 (0)1736 363625, Fax +44 (0)1736 361312, email or visit

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