Guided Tours

art gallery guided tours

Cornish art guided tours

Catherine lives and works in Cornwall and has a detailed knowledge of the art galleries, museums and gardens in this culturally rich county. Catherine provides in depth tours of art galleries such as Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Penzance, Falmouth Art Gallery, Tate St. Ives, and The Barbara Hepworth Museum.

Upcoming Guided Tours

The Art of St. Hilary Church – Study Morning

Image: Dedication, 1918 by Harold Harvey – St. Hilary Church

This Study Morning is based at St. Hilary Church, near Goldsithney, Penzance and begins with a lecture on Annie Walke and the artists who made paintings for St. Hilary Church, including Harold Harvey.

The Reverend Bernard Walke was the Catholic/Anglican vicar of St. Hilary Church for twenty years. He was a huge influence on Harvey and may have been one reason why he converted to Roman Catholicism in 1926. Walke along with his wife Annie Walke (1877 – 1965) befriended many of the artists living and visiting Cornwall at the time and invited them to make paintings for the church. 

This lecture looks at the works of Annie Walke and other artists such as Ernest  and Dod Procter, Harold Harvey, Joan Manning-Saunders and Roger Fry made for St. Hilary. Followed by a tour of the Visitor Centre and Church.

Thursday 18 July and Thursday 19th September 10.03am – 1.00pm

Upstairs at Old School Room. No disabled access to this floor.
St. Hilary Church, Churchtown, Penzance, TR20 9DQ

(Please car share when possible as parking is limited and either bring own lunch or lunch is available from pubs nearby.)

Cost £20

18 July 2024

19 September 2024

Guided Tour of Sheila Hichens Collection

The Stewards House, St. Michael’s Mount

Available for Special Interest Groups from May – October. Please contact Catherine via email to book dates and fees.

Catherine also offers walking tours on the theme of art and artists in Falmouth, Newlyn and Lamorna. Her tours are for a minimum of 10 and Max 25. Tours can be tailored to individual groups as well as those Catherine organises herself.

To book a tour place contact Catherine here:

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