Falmouth Art Gallery
It has changing displays of some of the best of British art and a shop with affordable gifts from many of the county’s leading ceramicists, printmakers, jewellers and automata makers.
The Art Gallery runs a lively temporary exhibitions programme featuring a wide range of work from hands-on automata to Matisse, as well as changing displays of paintings from its nationally important art collection. Discover masterpieces by Thomas Gainsborough, Laura Knight, Alfred Munnings, John Singer Sargent, Henry Scott Tuke, Charles Napier Hemy and George Frederick Watts alongside pictures by contemporary artists such as Naomi Frears and Trevor Bell. The Art Gallery’s most famous painting is The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse, which is known throughout the world.
It has an impressive photography collection including work by Lee Miller, Ian Stern and Eve Arnold. It also houses The Surrealists in Cornwall Collection, the Automata Collection, The Children’s Illustration Archive and one of the most important print collections outside of London.
Falmouth Art Gallery has gained nationwide recognition for its innovative family and community workshops. We particularly welcome visits from special needs groups.
Family Friendly and Free. Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm (including Spring and Summer Bank Holidays). Wheelchair/pushchair access via Webber Street entrance.
Enjoy half term fun at Falmouth Art Gallery with these free and fun family activities:
Thursday 19th February, 11am-3pm
Explorers - from voyages over stormy seas, to treks across ancient deserts, come and explore the wilder places on the Earth.
Friday 20th February, 11am-3pm
Time machine - do you dare to travel over mountains and under rivers, onward through time portals that take you into other mysterious worlds!?
Saturday 21st February, 11am-3pm
Professor Hoogenshplurk’s tales - come and listen to tales of mystery and danger, from places you wouldn’t believe, where YOU get to be part of the story