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Current exhibitions

Penrith and Eden Museum has regularly changing displays and a permanent exhibition featuring the history and heritage of Penrith and the surrounding area. The museum also has a wide range of outreach and education sessions.

Our Lorna Graves exhibition is now open to the public - come and see it!

Lorna Graves: Memories of BelongingAnimal one of a pair by Lorna Graves

1 March 2018 - 1 June 2018

This exhibition celebrates the work of Lorna Graves as a widely recognised 20th century Cumbrian artist and her relationship to the Eden landscape. Her work concentrated on symbolic and archetypal themes: the Pennine woman, animals and standing stones. These  are the focus of this exhibition which looks at her working process and her life in this part of Cumbria. It draws on a remarkable archive of photographs and sketches which have largely remained unpublished.

'Because of that need to belong, I returned home to Cumbria, not a return to people but to a place - the Eden Valley. As a child I lived here with farming people close to the land and animals.'