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well this is somewhat different and not to be expected in ancient england but well worth a look... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Frank L
Splendid surprise building

Stumbling around Penzance on a horrible, wet, foggy day I did not expect to see such an amazing... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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A rare survivor of that splendid era, The Egyptian House is probably one of Cornwall’s most flamboyantly designed buildings with is ornate lotus columns and stylised cornices. In amongst the traditional Egyptian symbolism and sphinx-like adornments...more
Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

well this is somewhat different and not to be expected in ancient england but well worth a look around

Thank Frank L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hidden gem of a building in lovely street off the main thoroughfare in Penzance. A 'must see' if you are visiting Penzance!

Thank coro532
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful quirky building, the Egyptian themed architecture an absolute joy, unable to see inside due to a lack of time.

Thank Malcolm489
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Stumbling around Penzance on a horrible, wet, foggy day I did not expect to see such an amazing Egyptian facade on a back street building. It really is stunning, in excellent decorative order and well worth a look. I understand it can only be viewed...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2018

This amazing building was so colourful and well done. We spent some time admiring it. The art work looked very grand and it is well worth seeing.

1  Thank 720yvonnec
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Looks like a larger version of Lussman's Restaurant in Hertford. Very beautiful building and home to the Pure range of toiletries which were in our hotel.

Thank GerbilQueen
Reviewed 12 May 2018

My hotel in Penzance was the Union in Chapel Street, and opposite my hotel was The Egyptian House, which is a folly, once trying to become a local museum. At night it is lit with green and amber lights and is an oddity in such...More

Thank geoffrey d
Reviewed 14 December 2017

We chanced upon this well known Penzance attraction whilst dodging the rain squalls on a wet and blustery December day. This wasn't a planned visit, more by accident. We stopped for about half a minute to take in the obviously out-of place architecture for that...More

1  Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Lovely ornate facade, beautifully detaild, well worth finding whilst browsing the streets of Penzance.

Thank Lynn P
Reviewed 22 November 2017

The Egyptian House is owned by the Landmark Trust. The façade is amazing. The only way to see the inside of the building is to rent one of the three self-catering flats. Very good value out of season and in a great location in the...More

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