BECAUSE OF RAPID DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS, ALL VISITS TO THE PENZANCE JEWISH CEMETERY ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Accompanied visits to the cemetery are by advance appointment. Please note that there is no guarantee that same-day requests or those made at short notice can be met, so please try to be flexible regarding dates and times. When sending or leaving a message, please give clearly your name, the names of anyone accompanying you and a contact telephone number. Once the date and time of your visit has been decided, you will be met outside the Longboat Hotel, opposite Penzance Railway Station. The cemetery is a short walk from there.
In the first instance you should contact the Custodian who will try to get back to you as soon as possible.
Keith Pearce (Custodian) firstname.lastname@example.org, 01736 368778 (answerphone) 07855395249 (text only).
If you have not had a response within 48 hours, then contact:
First - Jan Ruhrmund (Assistant Custodian) email@example.com, 01736 360153 or 07814105087
Then - Jon Pender (Chairman of the Friends of the Cemetery) firstname.lastname@example.org
This private historic cemetery is run and maintained on a charitable basis. There is no formal charge to visit the cemetery, but it would be appreciated if each visitor (or couple/family) bought a copy of the Cemetery History and Guide (£5.00) available at the time of the visit or in advance from Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance, The Exchange Art Gallery on Princes Street, Penzance or the Edge of the World Bookshop on Market Jew Street, Penzance. Additional discretionary donations are always welcome. Male visitors are respectfully requested to wear a hat or cap.
Visitors are reminded that this is a private cemetery. As such it is not dedicated to public access, and visitors enter it at their own risk. The entrance floor and grass surface of the ground are uneven, and visitors are asked to take special care, as the ground falls on a gentle gradient. If you have limited mobility, you should, if possible, be accompanied, and if you do not feel confident that you could walk on the ground securely and safely, you are advised to remain in the entrance area. Please walk only between the graves and not across them.