Art & Culture
Visit Cornwall and it will be no surprise why artists & poets have long been drawn to Penzance and West Cornwall! The captivating light and stunning scenery have provided beautiful subject matter for some of the U.K.'s greatest artistic minds, with Penzance being within the heart of this thriving arts scene.
Located just minutes away from our central Penzance location on beautiful Chapel Street, you will find Penlee House Museum, The Exchange Gallery, Newlyn Art Gallery and many other independent art galleries. The neighbouring town of St. Ives (just 8 miles away) holds host to the famous Tate St Ives, Barbara Hepworth Musuem & Sculpture Garden and Leach Pottery Studio.
Tate St. Ives - www.tate.org.uk/stives - Modern and contemporary Gallery in a stunning Cornish seaside setting, overlooking Porthmeor Beach St Ives. We vote this as one of the top 10 things to do in Cornwall.
The Exchange Gallery, Penzance - www.newlynartgallery.co.uk - Spectacular glass-fronted Penzance art gallery showcases’ regular contemporary exhibitions. Guests will find the Exchange Gallery’s sister art gallery – the Newlyn Art Gallery – along the Penzance harbour towards Newlyn.
Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden, St Ives - www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/barbara-hepworth-museum - Magical Gardens and Museum dedicated to one of Britain’s most important 20th Century artists Barbara Hepworth.
Leach Pottery Studio St Ives - www.leachpottery.com - The Leach Pottery is a Studio, Museum & Workshop devoted to the life and works of internationally famous potter Bernard Leach.
Penlee House Museum & Garden, Penzance - www.penleehouse.org.uk - Set within an attractive park in Penzance, Penlee House showcases the rich Cornwall art and culture heritage, reflecting the fascinating history of the area.
Newlyn School of Art - www.newlynartschool.co.uk - Inspiring art courses in painting, drawing, stone carving and printmaking taught by many of the best know artists working in Cornwall today.
Muju Shop & Studio, St Ives - mujuworld.co.uk - If you haven’t seen our Room number 7, then check it out now because it is incredible! Muju World didn’t have to travel far to decorate this boutique room. Currently, they live and work in St Ives, where they run their trendy shop and studio. A must visit!