The area's great wealth of history and culture
has been recorded in several museums. Some specialise in subjects that are
relevant to Cornwall, such as mining and fishing.
Cornwall, particularly Penwith, has
a way of life which fosters many famous artists. Over
the last 200 years many important artists have made this their home.
The list is long, but there are the notables such as those of the
Newlyn School, including Stanhope Forbes and Walter Langley.
More recent has
been the emergence of
the Modernists school of St Ives bringing to the forefront painters
such as Sir Terry Frost and the world famous sculptor Barbara Hepworth and
pottery Bernard Leach.
Fortunately much of this work
still be seen by the public, located in museums within Penwith.
For more information of any of the
local attractions within Penwith, click on the map below.