Photograph of a miniature replica galleon shipThis will be the sixth year in a row that the annual celebration of the city’s heritage has taken place, with a programme that usually includes a wide variety of exhibitions, displays, special events, family activities, walks, talks and behind the scenes tours.

Registration for next year’s festival is now open and people are being asked to submit their event details by the end of Friday 15 December.

Event organisers are asked to provide as much information as possible including venue address, start and finish times, booking and admission charges. Full details of how to submit an event, as well as downloadable booking forms, are available from

Councillor Glenn Jordan, cabinet member for culture said: “We’re really pleased to be coming back with yet another History Festival which is always a brilliant showcase for Plymouth’s heritage. Celebrating the city is always the central focus, but this year we are asking event providers to consider highlighting some specific themes if they feel able to. No doubt we’ll end up with some great events on the programme.”

The themes that event organisers are being asked to consider are war, health and enlightenment. Additional events that don’t tie in with these specific themes are also welcomed as long as they have a direct link to Plymouth’s history.

The festival will kick off on Saturday 5 May with Local Studies Day – a special event packed with talks and presentations. The City Council’s Museums Galleries Archives service which coordinates the festival will also be running events to mark the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Institute of Civil Engineers and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Scott of the Antarctic.

To submit an event and stay up to date with the 2018 Plymouth History Festival visit You can also follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter.