by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer

We’ve had a busy few weeks with our ‘On Tour’ programme and the Plymouth History Festival and are now getting ready for an even busier summer. Before I preview what’s coming up, here’s our latest progress report video which summarises some of the main things that happened between March and May.

We also have a video of our ‘Plymouth – From Destruction to Construction’ exhibition which gives a good flavour of what to expect if you pay a visit to floor 5 of House of Fraser. The exhibition has been viewed by over 20,000 people since it went on display there!

We recently launched a new season of events that take us through until early September. Full details can be found in the what’s on section of our website. You can also download a pdf of our June to September 2018 Brochure, pick up a copy from the Community Hub in House of Fraser, the Tourist Information Centre or a range of other outlets across the city.

Beryl Cook WalkThe summer programme includes some fun natural history activities plus a great series of arts and crafts events for families – plenty to keep the little ones busy during the school holidays.

We also have some archive slide show and film events, the return of our popular Beryl Cook guided walk and a variety of events inspired by the 250th anniversary of the start of Captain Cook’s first expedition.

As well as this, we’ll be lending our support to lots of the big events that take place across the city. We’ve already been to Lord Mayor’s Day. It had a dinosaur theme this year and we were rushed off our feet! Here’s our Digital Engagement Officer, Events Coordinator and Natural History Curator on our stand.

Members of staff from Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives/The Box at Lord Mayor's Day 2018

You can see a short video from the event here too.

A short video from Lord Mayor’s Day yesterday. Lots of families enjoyed seeing our fossils, doing the Dino dig and making some super colourful Dino masks! We also chatted to lots of people about our plans for The Box. We hope everyone who came into the city centre yesterday had a good time!

Posted by The Box Plymouth on Sunday, May 27, 2018

We’ve also just been to the Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey where we met hundreds of people and chatted to them about The Box. Here’s our Events Coordinator and Art Curator with our new brochures and some winning smiles!

Members of staff from Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives / The Box at the Contemporary Craft Festival 2018

We’ll be at Armed Forces Day, the Respect Festival, Plymouth Pride and more over the next 2-3 months. If you’re at any of these events make sure you come to our stand and say hello. You can find out more here.