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Impulse Purchasing Survey: Fashion leads the way for consumer snap purchases

A new survey has found that the UK will spend £200 more when shopping online than in-store on average. Tech-savvy young professionals were the happiest to part with money, with just under one out of five 22 – 25 year old’s admitting to having spent over £1000.

The spending habits research, conducted by St. Albans-based Gallery Rouge, found that of the 260 items bought on a whim, the...

Half term full of fun at Museum and Art Gallery

There’s a host of half term holiday fun on offer at the City Museum and Art Gallery next week.

‘Pick Up and Go’ activities inspired by the natural history collections will be available all day on Saturday 28 and Tuesday 31 May and Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June.

Saturday 28 May is a busy day, with a chance to look closely at pickled creatures, peer at hundreds of pinned insects...

New treasure on display at City Museum and Art Gallery

A piece of Devon Treasure thought to be around 350 years old is now on display at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.

The ancient item is a silver seal ‘matrix’ or ‘stamp’. Experts believe it once belonged to the Southcote family of South Devon as it bears the impression of the family coat of arms.

The item was discovered by local metal detectorist Paul Hockin and was the...

Busy half term for families at City Museum and Art Gallery

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery has a busy programme of family events and activities on offer during February half term.

On Tuesday 16 February there's a chance to make art and craft creations inspired by the thousands of objects in the Museum’s collections. The ‘Colour and Collage’ drop-in session will run from from 10.30am to 1pm with last entries at 12.30pm.

The...

Museum officer awarded bursary to research Blitz collections

A learning development officer from Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery has secured a research bursary set up by the family of a former long-serving member of staff.

Maureen Attrill worked at Museum and Art Gallery for nearly 33 years before her sudden death in February 2011.

During that time she demonstrated an immense commitment to developing the art collections, acquired...

Final flourish for Women in Art exhibition

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's popular Women in Art exhibition is heading into its final month and will feature a recent and highly prestigious acquisition during its last few weeks.

‘To Tell Them Where It’s Got To’ by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye was purchased by the Museum in late 2013 thanks to a grant from the Contemporary Art Society and the support of London-based Corvi-Mora...

Major new city attraction will make history

Plymouth is a step closer to creating a major new visitor attraction that will proudly tell the stories of some of the city’s legends and heroes who shaped the modern world.

Early plans for the much-anticipated Plymouth History Centre have been sent to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as the first step in a bidding process that could achieve £12.5 million investment for the city....