The Exchange is a major contemporary art space in the centre of Penzance that opened in 2007 in conjunction with renovations to Newlyn Art Gallery. Formerly the town’s telephone exchange, the huge space retains the original industrial feel of the building and features a large t-shaped gallery and a striking glass facade that runs the entire length of the building.
It is well suited to installation and social participation projects and its international reputation allows it to bring some of the best art being produced around the globe to Cornwall. The venue is located off historic Chapel Street, within easy walking distance of the bus and train stations, there is a well-stocked book and gift shop onsite plus a café serving snacks and light lunches.
Summer Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm
Winter Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm
£2 entry for 7-day pass to Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, free entry for U18s, local art pass holders, gallery supporters and patrons.