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Things to do in Penzance

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens lies just two miles from the heart of Penzance. The town is nestled in the middle of Mount’s Bay, and like the sculpture gardens, overlooks the iconic St Michael’s Mount. There are plenty of things to do in Penzance, and those looking to explore the area, below is some of our favourite local businesses.

Things to do

The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

A world famous open-air theatre created from a cliff side in Porthcurno by Rowena Cade. Presenting a summer programme of drama, musicals and opera productions every year between May and September.

Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Presenting changing exhibitions featuring the historic art of the area, most notable the Newlyn School painters. Penlee House also has displays of archaeology, social history, decorative arts and photography.

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Penzance

Showing a wide and varied programme of the very best of national and international contemporary art, as well as work by some of the best artists currently working in the region.

St Michael’s Mount, Marazion

Discover a medieval castle and a sub-tropical paradise. Delve into the history of a fortress, a priory, a harbour and a home.

Newlyn Filmhouse

Two screen cinema with upstairs Cafe Bar. Opening in March 2016, Newlyn Filmhouse became the first cinema in Newlyn for more than 50 years.

Jubilee Pool, Penzance

Cornwall’s much-celebrated Art Deco lido- Jubilee Pool on Penzance’s Promenade, is the perfect place for all ages to swim safely in fresh seawater.

Tate St Ives

Visit the iconic Tate St Ives gallery, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 Winner.

Friends of Tremenheere & Other Services

Doggy Day Care Cornwall

Doggy Day Care Cornwall is the leading pet care specialist in Cornwall, providing a premium dog day care and home boarding service for busy dog owners.

Miracle Theatre

Established in 1979, Miracle produces a rich mix of touring theatre, always with a unique comic style, joyful use of language and an immediate visual appeal.

Newlyn School of Art

Newlyn School of Art is based in the famous artists’ colony of Newlyn in West Cornwall and provides inspiring art courses and landscape painting holidays.

Newlyn Society of Artists

Newlyn Society of Artists - Exhibitions in Cornwall

The NSA is a group of about sixty professional artists who either live in the South West or have strong connections with the area. The membership is composed of artists working across the full range of contemporary media including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, video/digital, site specific and performance.

St Ives Penzance

St Ives Penzance - Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

St Ives Penzance is a carefully curated directory and blog sharing the best places to eat, things to do and where to stay in Cornwall.

Places to Eat

Tremenheere Kitchen, Gulval

Spacious stylish restaurant with views towards St Michael’s Mount. Delicious food making the most of locally grown and sourced ingredients.

The Gurnard’s Head, Zennor

The Gurnard’s Head, a dining pub with rooms on Cornwall’s Atlantic coast between St. Ives and St. Just, near the Minack Theatre, Zennor, Penzance and Newlyn.

The Old Coastguard, Mousehole

The Old Coastguard, a seaside hotel and restaurant in the fishing village of Mousehole, near the beaches and gardens of West Cornwall.

Ben’s Cornish Kitchen

Special restaurant facing the causeway to St Michael`s Mount, Marazion.

Scarlet Wines & The Vineyard Table, Lelant

Wine shop, deli and restaurant near Lelant, St Ives. First class coffee, great food and handpicked wine in a warm, friendly and unpretentious way.

Where to Stay

Fallen Angel, Mousehole

Experience the ultimate getaway two in the UK. Indulge in sumptuous luxury in your own private oasis in the very heart of Mousehole over-looking the sea.

Summer House,Penzance

Set in a quiet mews, 50 meters from the sea, The Summer House is an enchanting Grade II Regency House, stylishly converted into a small town house hotel.

Camilla Guest House

Provides an ideal base for exploring West Cornwall – St Michael’s Mount, Lands End, St Ives, Minack Theatre, many Sub Tropical Gardens.

The Cornish Way

The Cornish Way is a boutique holiday company created to offer a few, wonderful places for luxury, self catering breaks at Tregiffian.

Aspect Holidays

Aspects holidays provides some of the very best self catering holiday cottages in Cornwall, including top destinations such as St Ives, Carbis Bay, Falmouth and Porthleven.

Mount Haven Hotel

Overlooking St Michael’s Mount and the bay, Mount Haven Hotel has a distinctly contemporary feel, lending itself to a more informal, relaxed and relaxing atmosphere.

Venton Vean Bed & Breakfast

Close to the centre of Penzance, they offer boutique bed and breakfast in a comfortable and beautifully restored period house.

Hidden Hideaways

From a hidden artist’s studio to an eco-friendly cabin and an Iron Age roundhouse, these special places provide the perfect backdrop for your own romantic Cornish getaway.

Chapel House Penzance

Chapel House PZ is an historic boutique hotel in Penzance, Cornwall, blending Georgian style and architecture with contemporary comfort.

Artist Residence Penzance

Tucked away in the old quarter of Penzance in a historic Georgian House, this is a fun & friendly boutique retreat featuring 13 bedrooms and 4 apartments.

Sail Lofts, St Ives

Nestled in the heart of St Ives the Sail Lofts’ luxury self catering apartments are just minutes away from the golden sands of Porthmeor beach.