Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange



24 Jun-28 Oct 2023
PV 23 Jun 2023 7-10.30pm


The Art of Making

27 Jul-28 Oct 2023


Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange offers a wide and varied exhibition programme across our two sites, and beyond, presenting contemporary work in all media, and actively supports the creativity and wellbeing of our wider community.

Newlyn Art Gallery opened in 1895 as a result of the support of the Le Grice family, who gifted the land, and the philanthropist John Passmore Edwards. After presenting contemporary art here for more than 110 years, in 2007 we redeveloped the existing Newlyn site and acquired Penzance’s former telephone exchange close to the town centre. This enabled us to expand our programme ambitions, providing new space to better reflect the diversity of current artists’ practice in Cornwall, the UK and internationally. 

Accessibility & facilities

Step-free access
Accessible toilet
Gender neutral toilet
Baby changing facilities
Book shop

Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange in Penzance are both fully accessible. Each venue has a parking bay for visitors with limited mobility. (Please phone ahead if you would like to use them so we can ensure they are kept free.) There is a lift at Newlyn Art Gallery to access the upper gallery and Studio. We have wheelchairs available at both venues if you would like to use one during your visit. Please contact the gallery if you have any additional requirements.
01736 363715
[email protected]

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at both venues, but may not be allowed into the main gallery spaces for certain exhibitions.