We worked in partnership with ICE South West and the University of Plymouth to mark the 200th anniversary of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) throughout 2018.

Tamar Bridge and Royal Albert Bridge by Plymouth Museums Galleries ArchivesCivil engineers have been shaping our towns and cities for centuries – developing transport systems and designing iconic structures; protecting the old and creating the new.

You can view a graphic exhibition below, celebrating some of the city’s best examples of civil engineering by Rendel, Brunel, Smeaton and more. Many of these structures used pioneering methods, but you can also find out about the new research continuing to take place within the city that will help shape our world in the future.

Online exhibition acknowledgements

This graphical exhibition was formerly on display at the University of Plymouth. Find out who was involved in helping to put this graphical exhibition together.
Acknowledgements [PDF – 783KB]

Explore our collections

There is a wealth of material that can tell us more about how civil engineers came to build these amazing structures.