We bring together arts, museums and archives to form a regional centre of excellence. We explore our understanding of the past and present, revealing the way Plymouth has shaped and been shaped by the rest of the world.
Please note that Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery is closed so development work for the History Centre can take place.
Come and join us at events around the city, including Easter holiday activities!
Find out about our current and forthcoming exhibitions.
On display now:
Thinking Tantra, Peninsula Arts until 27 May
Britain in the Fifties: Design and Aspiration, at the Council House until 3 June
Joing us for talks and tours around the city.
A ground-breaking new visitor attraction for Plymouth set to open in 2020.
Find out about the Public Art Plan and get a taster of our latest public art commissions.
Whilst the museum building is closed, we are delivering offsite exhibitions, events and projects 'On Tour'.
Our fantastic museum and archives collections showcase items of local, regional, national and international importance.
A series of family-friendly theatrical walking tours will soon hit the cobbled streets of Plymouth's Barbican. ‘Ropewalks’ will lead audiences around some of the area’s most historic locations offering a series of entertaining encounters along the way.
Three new exhibitions developed by or supported by staff from the Plymouth History Centre are now on display. One highlights the impact of the Blitz on the city and its ambitious rebuilding plan. Two others focus on the life and achievements of sailor Sir Francis Chichester.
The Plymouth History Centre project has been given a £250,000 boost thanks to a funding grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation - one of the largest and most respected charitable institutions in the UK.