Egyptian House 1st Floor Open Days

Penzance, Cornwall

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July 2018 - 10am to 4pm

Entrance will be granted on a free timed ticket. Please note that only the 1st floor will be open.

The Egyptian House was built for John Lanvin as a museum and geological repository. Why was there a geological shop here? Although picked over by Victorians, the beaches at Penzance still hold every kind of pebble, from quartz to chalcedony. When we acquired the building in 1968, its colossal façade, with lotus bud capitals and enrichments of a proprietary artificial stone, concealed two small granite houses above shops, solid and with a pleasant rear elevation but very decrepit interiors. 

This is a rare opportunity to see inside this important building.

Entrance will be granted on a free timed ticket that you can get from the entrance of the building.

Free Admission and leaflets on the building's history. Click here for location

For further information please contact Booking Enquiries. The Booking Office is open Mon to Fri - 9am to 5.30pm.