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Open today: 10:00 - 17:30
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Wonderful that this important gallery has been sensitively renovated and has the most amazing local... read more

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Excellent Exhibition

Went especially to see Piper at the Penwith exhibition. Very interesting exhibition but too many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John W
Porthcurno, United Kingdom
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The Penwith Gallery is the home of the Penwith Society of Arts in Cornwall. The gallery, formerly a pilchard packing factory, has a remarkable complex of buildings, including three public galleries, sculpture area and archive. This allows for a...more
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Back Road West, St Ives TR26 1NL, England
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All reviewsfree entryexcellent exhibitionpaintings and sculpturesgreat spacelocal artdon't waste your moneytake your timeentrance feebarbara hepworthworth a visitairypotteryartsworksmediasocietytate
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Reviewed today

Wonderful that this important gallery has been sensitively renovated and has the most amazing local artwork on display. We love this place.

Thank TheOrchards
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went especially to see Piper at the Penwith exhibition. Very interesting exhibition but too many similar paintings all in the same place, individually excellent but not together. One loses the impact. Very welcoming and helpful staff Very interesting to see other artists as well in...More

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Penwith G, Gallery Officer at The Penwith Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Penwith - please come back and see us again.

Reviewed 5 June 2018

A free to enter gallery showing pieces from a number of local artisits and sculptors - variable in style etc but visually stimulating whether it is to your taste (or not!!!) - you might be pleasantly surprised!!!

Thank Resurgam20
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Some of the best local artists exhibit here. Very impressed with the quality of the art. All media represented.

Thank rurikog
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I loved Coming in here airy and bright. Unusual paintings and sculptures. There was particular painting of porthminster beach which was incrediblely done. Some of them quite expensive. Free entry mini shop sells paintings and cards too. Thanks friendly staff.

Thank Georgina H
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Loved this place - more welcoming than the Tate and with great detail about the history of the St Ives group. Relaxed atmosphere and a great space to view the art works up close.

Thank B0rderers
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Just opened, for a couple of months or so.easily up to the high standard long established here. Pity the listing doesn’t seem to have an effective link to the society website that has so much more information including current news and the evolution of the...More

Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This is the place to go to see art at its best. Avoid the Tate. Penwith Gallery is stunning and FREE. Absolutely wonderful exhibition of art. Stunning at every turn. Spent ages in this gallery. Light and airy beautifully displayed items by Cornish artists. Would...More

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Don't waste your money going to The Tate - go to the close by Penwith Gallery instead - its free entry and amazing full of high quality local art pottery and sculptures. Staff highly approachable and most knowledgeable. My faith in art and St. Ives...More

Thank Charles A
Reviewed 2 September 2017

There is a wonderful selection of paintings by local artists which will repay time spent in enjoying the display. A light, airy space with the pieces well mounted. Wish I'd stayed longer. Must go back.

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11 January 2018|
Response from Jan W | Reviewed this property |
You are probably going to be best asking the outlet rather than on here - sorry I can't help