Art Galleries to visit in Cornwall during your cottage break

art galleries in Cornwall to visit during your cottage holiday 

You may have rented the most fabulous holiday cottage near a beach in Cornwall and plan to have a good time. However,  most holiday-makers like to get out and about and find out about local art and culture. Cornwall is blessed with artists, they arrived in their droves and stayed, hence the huge number of galleries, exhibitions and art courses.  It is fairly common to spot artists sketching or painting the local scenery and to find gift shops selling creative works based on Cornish landscapes and seascapes. If you are fortunate, you may just stay in a holiday cottage that is adorned by some of Cornwall's best paintings and pottery.


Penlee House - Art Gallerypenlee house cornwall

Kill two birds with one stone. First tour the gallery built in the 1860's which is situated in Penlee Memorial Park and see the fine display of figurative paintings from the nearby Newlyn School. Before going for lunch at the adjoining restaurant you can also brush up on local history and archaeology. Before leaving check out the shop's good stock of art postcards and books as well as other quality items all of which make fine presents.


Art Gallery

Situated on the same site as the Royal Cornwall Museum in River Street the Gallery displays works by well known Cornish Artists such as John Opie