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The Egyptian House was built for John Lanvin as a museum and geological repository. Why was there a geological shop here? Although picked over by Victorians, the beaches at Penzance still hold every kind of pebble, from quartz to chalcedony. When we acquired the building in 1968, its colossal façade, with lotus bud capitals and enrichments of a proprietary artificial stone, concealed two small granite houses above shops, solid and with a pleasant rear elevation but very decrepit interiors.
This is a rare opportunity to see inside this important building.
Entrance will be granted on a free timed ticket that you can get from the entrance of the building.
Free Admission and leaflets on the building’s history
- 10am to 4pm