From 1912 to 1936 Bernard Walke was the priest and vicar in charge of the parish of St Hilary on the shore of Mount's Bay near Penzance.
Portrait of Bernard Walke by Dame Laura Knight, 1877-1970
© the artist's estate. All Rights Reserved 2010 / Bridgeman Art Library
- Acquired in:
- Presented by:
- Bailey, Jonathan through The Art Fund
He had High Church tastes, (something his parishioners did not share) and was a great lover of the arts and a friend of many of the Newlyn and Lamorna artists, among them Laura Knight. Under Walke's auspices, St Hilary's Church was decorated with works by many artists.
Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4.50)
1 Apr – 31 Oct
Daily, 10am - 5pm
1 Nov – 31 Mar
Daily, 10am – 4.30pm
Last admission 30 mins before closing
Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan