Newlyn Art Gallery
Lonely Planet review for Newlyn Art Gallery
The salty old harbour of Newlyn, on the western edge of Penzance, is known for two things: art and fishing. It's still one of the UK's busiest fishing ports, and there are plenty of shops dotted around the town where you can pick up fresh-cooked lobster, crab and seafood literally straight off the boats. During the 19th century, Newlyn was also the centre of the Newlyn School of artists, a group of figurative painters headed by Stanhope Forbes and his wife Elizabeth. The town's artistic connections live on at this contemporary art gallery.