With a rich artistic tradition, countless beauty spots and a heritage landscape that’s the stuff of legend, Penzance forms a gateway to some of Cornwall’s top sites. Stay in the town centre or take a day trip to one of our nearby attractions. 

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Penlee House Gallery and Museum

Attractions, Event, Shopping

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Penzance’s literary links

Guides and Trails

As Penzance gears up for its literary festival, we take a look at some of the town’s most fascinating connections with the world of books.

Penzance Independent Gift Shop Circa 21 based on Market Jew Street Exterior Shot
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Ian Laurie Exhibition

Event

30th July - 25th August 2018

in the Upstairs Gallery at Circa 21.

The Gallery Shop at The Exchange – Penzance-based sister gallery to the Newlyn Art Gallery
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Rosalie Wylie – History Painting

Event

15th June - 15th September 2018

At Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange (Both venues).

The Mên-an-Tol standing stones in Cornwall England UK
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Explore ancient Penwith

Guides and Trails

Step back thousands of years and discover traces of early settlers and Cornish royalty within the landscape of Penwith.

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Geevor Tin Mine Museum

Event

Various dates

The largest preserved mine site in the country.

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Open Day - Egyptian House

Event

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th July 2018

The Landmark Trust.

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Guided Walking Tours of Penzance

Event

Tuesdays & Thursdays (March - October)

Drop on tours of Penzance.

Penzance Independent Gift Shop Circa 21 based on Market Jew Street Exterior Shot
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Sophie Harding & Co Exhibition

Event

12th - 24th November 2018

in the Upstairs Gallery at Circa 21.

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Penlee House Gallery and Museum

Gallery & Museum.

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Penzance’s literary links

As Penzance gears up for its literary festival, we take a look at some of the town’s most fascinating connections with the world of books.

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Ian Laurie Exhibition

in the Upstairs Gallery at Circa 21.

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Rosalie Wylie – History Painting

At Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange (Both venues).

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Explore ancient Penwith

Step back thousands of years and discover traces of early settlers and Cornish royalty within the landscape of Penwith.

Read More

Geevor Tin Mine Museum

The largest preserved mine site in the country.

Read More

Open Day - Egyptian House

The Landmark Trust.

Read More

Guided Walking Tours of Penzance

Drop on tours of Penzance.

Read More

Sophie Harding & Co Exhibition

in the Upstairs Gallery at Circa 21.

Read More