Bull Pen Gallery at Cotehele

Artwork on display in the Bull Pen Gallery at Cotehele, Cornwall

Open daily from 11am-5pm, the Bull Pen Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting and selling the work of local artists and craft makers.

Visitor in the garden in summer at Cotehele, Cornwall.

Staying safe

Our restaurant, shop, bookshop, tea-room and gallery continue to prioritise the health and safety of staff, volunteers, suppliers and visitors. We maintain high standards of cleanliness, till and collection points are screened and hand sanitiser is available to ensure that everyone can enjoy their visit as safely as possible.

Face coverings are recommended in enclosed, crowded areas during your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

The Bull Pen Gallery at Cotehele

Bull Pen Gallery is situated in one of the old farm buildings at Cotehele. Next to the medieval Barn restaurant, the bull pen was probably built when the East Range of the house was remodelled around 1860. It has been transformed into a light and airy space perfect for showcasing beautiful hand-crafted pieces.

We are proud to support the work of West Country artists and makers through exhibiting and selling their work.

The Bull Pen Gallery exhibits a range of ceramics, paintings, sculptures and jewellery
Jewellery on display in the new Bull Pen Gallery at Cotehele, Cornwall
The Bull Pen Gallery exhibits a range of ceramics, paintings, sculptures and jewellery

Regular exhibitiors at Cotehele's Bull Pen Gallery

Michelle Cowmeadow

Originally from London, Michelle moved down to Cornwall at the age of 24. Throughout her life Michelle has enjoyed working in clay. Her pieces, often reminiscent of Grecian pottery have an usual and unique form. Concentrating on the decoration of her pots she brings her love of the classic to them by working in blue together with natural colours.

Whittle Design

Kerry and Natalie Whittle work together as Whittle Design from their small workshop near Plymouth. Mainly working with bronze, steel and copper, their main aim is the creation of new forms, textures and colours using a variety of heating, melting and welding techniques. Applying these hand-made production methods they have formulated a wide range of functional and decorative items, including mirrors, frames, clocks, wall hangings and sculptures.

Clocks by Whittle Design
Clocks by Whittle Design
Clocks by Whittle Design

Love art? Own Art

To help you manage your art budget, Cotehele Gallery offers the Own Art scheme, a national initiative that helps spread the cost of buying British art and craft allowing you to spread the cost over a number of months. Next time you’re in the gallery, please ask one of the team for more details and to sign up.


A variety of autumn products including a throw, toiletries and a mug

Cotehele shop and plant centre

Open daily from 10am-5pm, the shop and plant centre is the perfect place to buy a treat for yourself or a gift for a friend. It is through your purchases that we are able to continue to look after Cotehele for everyone, for ever.