The Exchange is a major contemporary art space in the centre of Penzance that opened in 2007 in conjunction with renovations to Newlyn Art Gallery. Together the galleries present contemporary work in all media by regional, national and international artists, with a supporting programme of events. Formerly the town’s telephone exchange, the huge space retains the industrial feel of the building and features a large t-shaped gallery and a striking glass facade that runs the entire length of the building. The Exchange is located off historic Chapel Street, within easy walking distance of the bus and train stations. There is a well-stocked book and gift shop plus a cafe serving snacks and light lunches.