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Penlee Open air theatre

Located within Penlee Gardens is Penlee Park Open Air theatre which is a truly unique experience, that has celebrated Cornish, national and international performers since 1948. Music, humour and plays all delivered in a spring, summer and autumn programme.

Penlee House Gallery and Museum

Penlee House is a fine Victorian building constructed in 1865 for the Branwell family. The park surrounding it was opened as a Second World War memorial garden, while the house became a museum.

Today, museum exhibits sit alongside an impressive art collection with works by members of the famous Newlyn School. One of the gallery’s most famous paintings is “The Rain it Raineth Every Day” by Norman Garstin, which depicts waves and rain whipping across walkers on Penzance Promenade

A great place to grab a cup of team and slice of cake at the Orangery Cafe, Penlee House.

Newlyn Film House

This is one of those gem independent Cinema’s welcoming and very comfortable. Cafe, food and drink areas open to all and a great place to hang out even if the big screen is not your thing.

That said this film house appeals to all, with independent films showing alongside the mainstream block busters. Take your drink from the bar and sit back in generous cinema seats. The Filmhouse is accessed by a ramp and lifts give access to all floors all Screens have wheelchair spaces allocated – earning it South West Excellence Awards “Best Inclusive Building”

www.newlynfilmhouse.com

Minack

The Minack Theatre is Cornwall's world famous open-air-theatre, carved into the granite cliff and set in glorious gardens overlooking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno Bay.

The summer theatre season runs from May to September presenting drama, musicals and opera in the most dramatic settings. Day visitors can enjoy this world famous open air theatre built by Rowena Cade.

It is a magical visit only 7.5 miles from Penzance

Jackson Art Foundation

In the centre of St.Just, is The Jackson Foundation which is housed within a massive ex-industrial building. The Foundation hosts an annual programme of quality contemporary exhibitions.

It’s an exciting and versatile world class art gallery is free to the public, and is the ideal venue to view Kurt Jackson’s varied and eclectic range of artistic expression spanning painting, poetry, sculpture, installation and film.

Worth a visit for all art lovers only 8 miles from Penzance

Tate St.Ives

Inspiring art and breath-taking scenery meet at Tate St. Ives. The iconic gallery overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and showcases some of the best-loved British Artworks of the twentieth century alongside and ever-changing programme of exhibitions

On site Shop and Café overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is a great place to visit for coffee, lunch, afternoon tea or a glass of wine

This a must visit for all art followers all year round

And remember – Joint tickets allow visitors Tate St.Ives free access to the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Scuplture Gardens

(only 8 miles from Penzance)

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Gardens

Barbara Hepworth first came to live in Cornwall in 1939 working in Trewyn studios – which is now home now to the Barbara Hepworth Museum preserved as they were when she lived and worked there.

It is a fascinating experience where you can discover more about this leading figure of modern British art.

The Museum and Sculpture Gardens comprises over 30 works in wood, stone, plaster and bronze and gives a remarkable insight into one of Britain’s most important 20th century artists

And remember – Joint tickets allow visitors to Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Gardens free access to the Tate St.Ives

(only 8 miles from Penzance)

Leach Pottery

Founded in 1920 by Bernard Leach and Shoju Hamada, the Leach Pottery is amongst the most respected and influential potteries in the world. Many would consider this pottery as being the birthplace of British studio pottery.

Open all year round, visitors can view the Leach Pottery Studio, Museum and Gallery and shop

Getting stuck in….The Leach Pottery runs courses and classes throughout the year. From pottery taster sessions to specialist skills courses this centre will appeal to all levels from novice to experienced.

(only 8 miles from Penzance)

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