Dogs welcomed to view art and enjoy cafe culture
DOGS no longer have to be left outside of two popular Penwith venues.
The teams at Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange have decided to allow four-legged friends inside both sites in the hope of attracting more visitors.
In the past two weeks "well-behaved" dogs have been welcomed into the art spaces, and have been free to accompany their owners for a drink in the café or view the artwork.
Marketing officer Kathy Hill said she hopes the move makes it easier for people to enjoy what's on offer and visit more often.
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"We talked to other galleries and none of them said they had any issues – we thought we would give it a go really."
Mrs Hill said the county is a hit with canine fans – both tourists and locals alike – so being 'dog friendly' was a positive step.
"People come to Cornwall on holiday with their pets because there are lots of dog-friendly places," she explained. "People want to do things with their dogs – lots of people walk along the promenade and could pop in for a tea or coffee afterwards. It's not so restrictive."
Mrs Hill added there are also bowls of water for thirsty pets.