Attractions in Penzance

  • The Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens are probably the newest addition to Cornwall's tradition of great gardens.

  • Situated just away from the town centre, overlooking Bamaluz beach is St Ives town museum. The exhibitions and collections reflect the fishing, railway, tourism and mining that have defined the town.

  • Established by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada in 1920, many studio potters have had their training here.

  • Public art gallery featuring contemporary art. Located on the edge of Newlyn Green, overlooking the sea, the gallery take full advantage of its position with the recent addition of a glass pavilion.

  • Contemporary art gallery showcasing the very best of national and international contemporary art. The converted telephone exchange also has a cafe and education space

  • Established in 1990, the museum has an elaborate collection of lighthouse equipment that helps to tell the story of how an organization, Trinity House, has built and maintained lights around the coast

  • Home to a permanent collection of Newlyn School paintings and an exhibition detailing the history of Penzance

  • The Wayside Folk Museum in Zennor has thousands of artefacts reflecting both the domestic and industrial history of the area

  • The Tate Gallery St Ives opened in June 1993 in a purpose-built building with five galleries offering an introduction to modern art, with special emphasis on the St Ives School

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