Originally built for the Newlyn School painters in 1895, the building has been updated and modernized with large glass panels to let in the famous local light.
Changing contemporary art exhibitions grace the space at the Newlyn Art Gallery, which is a great mid-way refreshment pitstop when walking from Mousehole to Penzance. The panoramic sea views from the first floor café are some of the best on the Bay.
Originally built for the Newlyn School painters in 1895, the building has been updated and modernised with large glass panels to let in the famous local light. The free to access art space inside includes a dedicated selling space showcasing the work of Cornwall-based artists.
Classes, residencies and workshops bring the galleries to life both here and at sister gallery The Exchange in Penzance. Try your hand at life drawing, dressmaking or painting and listen to local storytellers, authors, musicians and historians.
Local knowledge: You won’t find paintings from the Newlyn School here. Visit Penlee House in Penzance to see their characteristic figures and scenes of local life.