Newlyn Art Gallery

West Cornwall

On the edge of Newlyn, this historic gallery was founded in 1895 to display the work of the artists of the Newlyn School, but since 2007 the gallery's focus has been on contemporary art. There's usually a main exhibition dedicated to the work of one artist, showcased in the gallery's light-filled rooms. The upstairs cafe has wonderful bay views too.

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