Education, learning and outreach at the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office is carried out by the Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives learning team.


On site visits

A man is holding up a black and white photograph. In the background can be seen archive boxes stored on shelves.We can accommodate up to fifteen people on a Monday (when we are closed to the public). Visits are designed to explain the function and processes of the Record Office, to show what goes on ‘behind the scenes’ and to encourage use of the archives for research, leisure and study.


The outreach team are happy to visit groups in a venue of their choice to talk on the work carried out by the Record Office and its future plans. Talks will normally last about an hour.


For a group visit or to arrange a talk, please contact us on 01752 305940 or email [email protected].

Schools resource packs

We have produced number of schools resource/activities packs relating to historical events closely associated with Plymouth and the surrounding area such as:

  • The Spanish Armada
  • The abolition of the Transatlantic slave trade

All materials are linked to the Key Stages of the National Curriculum and can be downloaded for free.