Our favourite Cornish Galleries

Cornwall is packed with people busy at their art and craft.  It’s one of the things we are best known for.  It would be impossible to list them all and the idea we have missed some beauties is unbearable.  Towns and villages all over Cornwall have workshops you can visit as well as galleries and micro museums. Falmouth Art Gallery

Established in 1978 to house the towns permanent collection of 100 oils and 200 works on paper mainly donated from private collectors.

Newlyn Art Gallery

Newlyn Art Gallery has been bringing the best in contemporary art to audiences in the south west since 1895. 

The Exchange, Penzance

In 2007 The Newlyn Gallery was redeveloped and The Exchange was opened as a second venue. With two venues it offers a wide and varied programme.

Art Space Gallery, St Ives

The work of the seven artists at Art Space Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall. Seagull House, The Wharf, Saint Ives TR26 1PU.  01736 79974.

Guild of Ten, Truro

The shop is run by members of the Guild, and sells only their original work.

Barbara Hepworth Museum, St Ives

Barbara Hepworth’s former studio and gardens in St Ives, seeing her sculptures in their natural habitat.

Malcolm Sutcliffe Glass Gallery, Penryn

Individual handmade contemporary studio art glass. 

The Tate, St Ives

Tate St Ives gallery and café is temporarily closed until Spring 2017 for major construction work inside the building.

 Ebenezer Gallery, Polperro

The society run ‘Spring’, ‘Summer’ and ‘Winter/Christmas’ exhibitions at their gallery in Polperro.   

Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Penzance

Collections of archaeology, costume and textiles, decorative arts, photography, social and local history.

The Jackson Foundation, Near Penzance

Lower Barns being in mid, south Cornwall is well placed for day trips out to visit a gallery, people watch over coffee, take a walk, savour some lunch and it’s small enough to do more than one place a day or combine with ferry rides.  You can mooch around St Mawes, on the Roseland Peninsula and take the ferry to Falmouth for a late lunch and then back again, still with plenty of time before getting changed for dinner.  You can do the same at Fowey, with a shorter crossing to Polruan. 

Always pleased to share our local knowledge, so that you make the most of your time in Cornwall.

Love Janie x

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