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Galleries and museums
Local galleries and museums are listed first, important galleries and museums second and the Truro Art Guide third.

The New Gallery – Portscatho
The Square, Portscatho
01872 580445

Tregony Gallery –Tregony
This small, friendly gallery shows a variety of art that is of a refreshingly high standard with something for everyone – the browsing visitor or the serious collector.
Tregony Gallery
58 Fore Street, Tregony, Truro, Cornwall TR2 5RW
Tel & fax: 01872 530505

Veryan Galleries – Veryan
Fine art paintings, prints, ceramics, bronzes, silks, woodturning, jewellery and cards. Special exhibitions during the year.
Veryan Green, Truro TR2 5QQ

Waterside Gallery – St Mawes
Traditional and contemporary art
21 Marine Parade, St Mawes
01326 270136


Falmouth Art Gallery
Award winning gallery home to one of the best collections in Cornwall. As well as the permanent displays there are a wide variety of exhibitions running throughout the year.

Falmouth Art Gallery
Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth TR11 2RT
01326 313863

e-mail: falag@uknetworks.co.uk


Penlee House Gallery and Museum
West Cornwall’s Centre for art and heritage. The permanent collection includes paintings by artists of the ‘Newlyn School’ and Lamorna group.

Penlee House Gallery and Museum
Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE
01736 363625
e-mail: info@penleehouse.org.uk

St Ives

Leave your easel at home and enjoy a ‘gallery day’ in St Ives

New Millennium Gallery
The work displayed in this privately owned gallery is the product of over twenty years collecting. Known for its highly abstract and innovative contemporary artworks the ground floor of the gallery plays host to a constantly changing series of exhibitions throughout the year.

Street-au-Pol, St Ives TR26 2DS
Tel & Fax 01736 793121

Porthminster Gallery
Impressive list of artists’ work on display, including Terry Frost, Bob Crossley and Tony O’Malley. Exhibitions during the year.

Ferlea Terrace, St Ives TR26 1AD
01736 793978 or 01736 756006

Tate St Ives
A national treasure. Exciting building, equally exciting exhibitions throughout the year. Plenty to entertain children and a highly informative website - we love it.

Pothmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG
01736 796266

St Ives Society of Artists
Founded in 1927, the Society is the most well-established artists’ group of its kind in Cornwall. The Society’s landmark building hosts a varied exhibition programme encompassing a wide range of styles and subject matter.

Norway Square, St Ives TR26 1NA


The enduring popularity of the region with artists over the years has created a wonderful collection of galleries, art schools, artists’ groups and museums in the city of Truro.  For convenience we have grouped them together, though each offers a different approach to the art and artists of Cornwall, past and present. 

Royal Cornwall Museum - Truro
A varied programme of exhibitions running throughout the year with many works for sale

Royal Cornwall Museum
River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ
01872 272205
e-mail: enquiries@royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk

Includes The Courtney Library
Cornwall’s oldest historical research centre. The collection includes: medieval documents, maps, parish registers and Cornish books plus an extensive photographic library comprising approximately 50,000 images. Admission is free, feel free to telephone them to see how they can help.

The Courtney Library
Royal Cornwall Museum
River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ
01872 272205
e-mail: enquiries@royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk

Truro – art guide

Avante Garde
Specialising in contemporary designer jewellery
1 Pydar Mews, Truro TR1 2UX
01872 320022

Glass House Gallery
The oldest art gallery in Truro, offering a varied collection of artworks and ceramics displayed on two floors.
Kenwyn Street Truro TR1 3DJ
01872 262376

Lemon Street Gallery
One of Cornwall’s leading galleries for modern and contemporary works of fine art.
13 Lemon Street, Truro TR1 2LS
01872 275757

Lighthouse Gallery
The lighthouse Gallery displays work by many of Cornwall’s leading contemporary and traditional artists.
18 River Street, Truro TR1 2SQ
01872 277001

Pyndar Artists’ Studios
Home to a group of working artists. Art lovers are able to watch the artists at work and buy completed pieces.
Peoples Place, Truro TR1 2AZ
07703 326889

The Guild of Ten
Formed in 1977 as a co-operative venture by a group of designers and makers living in Cornwall to showcase some of the finest contemporary craftwork.
19 Old Bridge Street, Truro TR1 2AH
01872 274681

The Lander gallery
Fine art from four centuries with a rich Cornish flavour. Large and unpredictable selection of original pictures and prints, glass, sculpture, pottery and cards from the eighteenth century to the present day.
Lemon Street Market, Truro TR12 2PN
01872 275578

Truro Art School and Gallery
Truro Arts School is an independent art and craft school offering a wide variety of one day, weekly and holiday courses in a relaxed and friendly environment overlooking the cathedral. Well stocked art shop for all your supplies and a gallery of original artwork.
74-75 Lemon Street, Truro TR1 2LS
01872 274446

Vitreous Contemporary Art
VCA is recognised as a serious contemporary art gallery specialising in modern artists from Cornwall and the South-West. Work is displayed in a wide variety of styles and media not confined to any particuler genre.
7 Mitchell Hill, Truro TR1 1ED

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