The Round House and Capstan Gallery

The Round House
and Capstan Gallery

Sennen Cove, TR19 7DF
Tel: (01736) 871859


Arts & Crafts exclusively from Cornwall

This unique gallery, in the heart of Sennen Cove overlooking the harbour, is close to beautiful beaches in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The two floors feature an ever-changing display by some of Cornwall's most gifted artists and crafts people, while downstairs still contains the massive capstan, part of Sennen's heritage.

As one of the most iconic buildings in West Cornwall, with its feet almost in the Atlantic Ocean, this Grade II listed building was constructed in 1876 to house the huge man powered capstan wheel which was originally open to the elements on the Sennen harbour beach. Originally part of the winding gear of a local tin mine before the advent of steam, the capstan was used to winch boats up and down the slip. The upper floor was used as a net-loft until it started life as a gallery in 1983. The Capstan Gallery on the lower floor still houses the old wheel which is now covered with glass and used to display artwork. The capstan room was transformed in 1997 from an open earth-floored cellar into this downstairs gallery and is now home to some of the finest paintings, sculpture and ceramics by the district's most talented artists.

* Paintings * Etchings * Photographs

* Books * Glassware * Porcelain

* Pottery * Clothes * Wood * Lamps

* Mirrors Furniture * Maps * Guides

* Jewellery
The Round House and Capstan Gallery

The Round House and Capstan Gallery


Overlooking the harbour and adjacent to the car park.

Opening Times

10.00am to 6.00pm

Admission Free

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