Arts & Culture, Family Activities

Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange

Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Cornwall, UK, TR18 5PZ
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Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange is an ambitious and progressive organisation that challenges conventions and champions the benefits of arts programming through collaborative and participatory projects.

We are committed to researching and developing new work, and supporting the creative development of artists. A year-round learning programme takes inspiration from the exhibitions, and is particularly focussed on creating opportunities for people to engage with the exhibition programming. Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange is a resource for all the community, and we aim to offer a space and platform for social exchange.

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange is an educational arts charity, an Arts Council England National Portfolio organisation and a Cornwall Council Strategic Arts Client.


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  • Cafés
  • Supper club
  • Venue hire
  • Disabled access


£3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation)for a seven day pass to both venues, free entry for Patrons, Supporters, U18s and Art Pass holders.

Opening times

Winter opening

Tues – Sat 10.00 – 1700
Sun– Mon Closed

Winter closure from 5th Jan – 13th February

Spring opening from 14th Feb’ 2020

Tues – Sat 10.00 – 1700

Sun Mon Closed

Summer opening (from 30 March 2020)
Mon – Sat 10.00 – 1700
Sun Closed


Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange are both fully accessible. Each has a parking bay for visitors with limited mobility. There is a lift at Newlyn Art Gallery to access the upper gallery and Studio cafe. Please contact the gallery if you have any additional requirements.


Well-behaved dogs are welcome at both venues, but may not be allowed into the main gallery spaces for certain exhibitions.

Local directions

By train

Train services run frequently from London Paddington to Penzance. There are also direct trains daily from Bath and Bristol to Cornwall and its branch lines.
For more information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk

By plane

Flights to Cornwall arrive at Cornwall Airport just outside Newquay. Onward travel to Penzance and Newlyn is available via public transport or by hire car.
For more information, please call +44 (0)1637 860 600 or visit www.newquaycornwallairport.com.

By car

From the M5 join the A30 after Exeter. The A30 is the main road linking all of Cornwall and is mostly dual carriageway. Follow the A30 all the way to Penzance. There are several large, public, pay and display car parks in Penzance within walking distance of The Exchange. From Penzance, follow signs to Newlyn. On entering Newlyn, drive past the gallery on your left, and follow signs to the public, pay and display car park.

By coach

Public transport information on travel within the UK to Cornwall can be obtained from Traveline by calling 0871 200 2233 or visit www.travelinesw.com.

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