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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David Mankin

Event

24th August - 21st September 2019

at Cornwall Contemporary.

Penzance Art Gallery Cornwall Contemporary based on Parade Street Interior Shot
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The Penzance Gallery Guide

Guides and Trails

For decades, west Cornwall has inspired some of the world’s best artists. See their work at Penzance’s many galleries.

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Cliffs and Coves

Event

30th August - 15th September 2019

exhibition at Lighthouse Gallery.

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Meet The Pirates of Penzance

Guides and Trails

Delve into the true story behind Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular comedy opera, featuring Penzance’s real pirates.

The Gallery Shop at The Exchange – Penzance-based sister gallery to the Newlyn Art Gallery
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Summer Art Classes

Event

Wednesdays in August

at The Exchange.

Sail boat in Penzance Harbour at Sunset
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A Penzance timeline

Guides and Trails

Discover a history packed with surprises, successes and truly significant events. You won’t believe the things that have happened here.

View of St Michael's Mount across Mounts Bay
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Family guide to St Michael’s Mount

Guides and Trails

Planning a family trip to St Michael’s Mount? Find all the practical information you’ll need for a fun day out.

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Sixteen

Event

22nd June - 28th September 2019

exhibition at The Exchange.

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Book Launch & Guided Walk

Event

Saturday 7th September 2019

at Newlyn Art Gallery.

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David Mankin

at Cornwall Contemporary.

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The Penzance Gallery Guide

For decades, west Cornwall has inspired some of the world’s best artists. See their work at Penzance’s many galleries.

Read More

Cliffs and Coves

exhibition at Lighthouse Gallery.

Read More

Meet The Pirates of Penzance

Delve into the true story behind Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular comedy opera, featuring Penzance’s real pirates.

Read More

Summer Art Classes

at The Exchange.

Read More

A Penzance timeline

Discover a history packed with surprises, successes and truly significant events. You won’t believe the things that have happened here.

Read More

Family guide to St Michael’s Mount

Planning a family trip to St Michael’s Mount? Find all the practical information you’ll need for a fun day out.

Read More

Sixteen

exhibition at The Exchange.

Read More

Book Launch & Guided Walk

at Newlyn Art Gallery.

Read More