'Betsy Lanyon' talks about 'her' paintings.

Learning at Penlee House Gallery and Museum

Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Penzance, is the only Cornish gallery specialising in the Newlyn School artists (c.1880-c.1940) including Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes, Frank Bramley, Walter Langley and Laura Knight. Set in an elegant Victorian house and park, Penlee House also covers West Cornwall\'s archaeology and social history and offers an excellent cafe and shop.


Resources available

Penlee House offers a varied and exciting programme of workshops for schools and groups of all ages and abilities, linked to the National Curriculum. We also offer outreach sessions if you are unable to come to the Gallery.

Penlee House is committed to the concept of \'Lifelong Learning\' and we offer a range of educational support for all ages, which includes the following:

  • Gallery and Museum talks and tours
  • Handling sessions
  • Loan Boxes
  • Schools workshops
  • Children\'s holiday activities
  • Adult art and craft workshops
  • Museum and Gallery activity sheets, quizzes and trails

Outreach Sessions:

  • Talks and/or handling sessions to schools, colleges and community groups
  • Reminiscence sessions using items from our handling collection

We can also cater for groups with special needs, for more details, contact the Education and Outreach Officer: kashton@penleehouse.org.uk

All of our workshops and outreach sessions are free.

Our strengths

Our fine art collections, including the work of the Newlyn School artists, and our archaeological and social history collections are a fantastic resource for the teaching of art, art history, local studies and social history.

Our small but dedicated team of education volunteers have a range of skills, including local knowledge, Cornish language studies, artefact handling, storytelling and role play that contribute to the exciting and stimulating schools workshops at Penlee.

We can adapt any session according to age and ability, and best of all, all workshops and outreach sessions are FREE!

Facilities available

Our education space, Penlee Coach House, situated in Penlee park, is available for schools to eat lunches, and is occasionally used for schools workshops. It also hosts all our children\'s holiday activities and the adults art and craft workshop programme.

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