The Box shortlisted for national Family Friendly Museum Award

The Box has been shortlisted for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award, it was announced today.

Charity Kids in Museums has run a prestigious annual award for the past 15 years, recognising the most family-friendly heritage sites in the UK. It’s the only museum award to be judged by families.

From April to June, families across the UK voted for their favourite...

The Box annouces full opening programme

The Box is the largest multi-disciplinary arts and heritage museum space opening anywhere in the UK in 2020. Originally three separate buildings, its ground-breaking design has completely transformed, extended and combined Plymouth’s former City Museum and Art Gallery, Central Library buildings and St Luke’s Church to create a cutting-edge, interactive cultural centre with 13 new galleries...

Trans-form – Trevor Bell

Trans-Form presents a selection of major works spanning the last three decades of award-winning artist Trevor Bell’s career, including the most recent paintings and favoured works from the artist’s personal archive.

Along with other significant artists who were working in St Ives in the 1950s, Trevor Bell (1930-2017), helped establish British art on the international stage. He also spent 20 years living and working in America and showed work on both sides of the Atlantic.

Trans-Form is the last exhibition supervised by Trevor Bell who passed away in November 2017. Recently...

‘Museum On Tour’ moves to House of Fraser

Shoppers and visitors to one of Plymouth’s flagship stores will get the chance to experience the ‘Museum On Tour’ programme from 9 December.

Objects, images, film footage and what’s on information will be displayed in selected areas on floors 4 and 5 of House of Fraser, Royal Parade and will remain on show throughout 2018.

The ‘Museum On Tour’ programme includes exhibitions,...

Are you a 1950s fan?

If you’re a fan of the 1950s you may be able to help the City Museum and Art Gallery with its latest exhibition.

Staff are currently putting the finishing touches to a new show called ‘Britain in the Fifties: Design and Aspiration’ which will open at the Council House as part of its ‘Museum on Tour’ programme in late March.

The bulk of the exhibition is on a national tour...

Museum and Art Gallery prepares to close

Things will never be the same again after today (Saturday 3 September) at the City Museum and Art Gallery, which will close its doors at 5pm so construction and development work for the Plymouth History Centre (working title) can get underway.

The Museum building originally opened in 1910 and will be closed until spring 2020 when, along with the Central Library and St Luke’s Church...

Award-winning choreographer brings children’s dance theatre to Museum

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery will host a day of promenade performances by an award-winning choreographer on Saturday 2 July.

‘The Imagination Museum’ has been created by Lincolnshire-born choreographer Katie Green in collaboration with writer Anna Selby and composer Max Perryment.

Visitors will meet eccentric tour guides Mildred, Henry and Harriet and join them on a...

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...

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.


Research reveals origins of mysterious ‘Tiger Tooth’

Joint research between Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery and a member of the public has uncovered the truth about a mysterious animal tooth once believed to belong to an Ice Age leopard.

The tooth was discovered in a spoil heap in a Plymouth garden in 1960 and taken into the museum for identification in the spring of 2013 by its owner, Mr Rickard.

Previously nicknamed the ‘...