Penlee App is launched

Penlee App is launched
Penlee House Gallery and Museum

By: Louise Connell
Added: 23 November 2015

Developed with St Buryan-based awen productions cic, Walkabout West Cornwall takes the museum out into the Cornish landscape and uncovers approximately 5,000 years of local history through Penlee’s unique artefacts.  With it, you can explore fine art, in particular Newlyn School paintings, archaeological finds, historical items, photography and archive film from South West Film & TV Archive.  The app guides you on a cultural journey through the Cornish landscape and historical timeline of West Cornwall.  Eight themed routes delve deeper into Archaeology, Arts and Crafts, Maritime, Church and Chapels, Fishing, Industry, Social History and Traditions.

This innovative project involved volunteers and Penlee’s Photographic research group as well as being tested with various community groups to receive feedback. Linda Collins, Penlee House Volunteer, says “This is definitely the way forward, especially reaching the younger generation and making them aware of the very special place we are lucky enough to live in.  Interestingly, with the availability of intuitive tablets, the older generation are also becoming more computer literate! ”  

The app can be downloaded  via the awen website http://www.awen.org.uk or the Apple Store (search Penlee)