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The team behind the city’s ground breaking History Centre project is preparing for the start of a new chapter in the journey towards a 2020 opening. Plymouth City Council is set to sign a contract worth £22.6 million with Willmott Dixon for the major building and construction work while concept designs for some of the galleries have also been signed off.
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.
The team behind the History Centre has appointed polar explorer Antony Jinman as the project’s first-ever ‘Explorer in Residence’. The Plymouth-born adventurer is one of only a handful of people to have skied to the North Pole and solo to the South Pole.
The impact of the Plymouth History Centre has been recognised by the Coastal Communities Fund, with confirmation of an amazing £2million’ worth of funding towards the project.
Over 100 items of Plymouth Porcelain from the collections of Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery are on display in a new exhibition at the Cookworthy Museum, Kingsbridge.
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery opens a new exhibition at the Council House this Saturday (25 March) which looks at all aspects of 1950s design.
Did you once scoot up and down Royal Parade on your Vespa or shimmy on down at The Quay Club? If so, an evening dedicated to the 1960s this May could be just your thing!
The History Centre team celebrated today when it broke ground in Tavistock Place - the road behind the current Museum and Central Library buildings, part of which will be turned into a public square as a result of the development.
Selected highlights from Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery’s permanent collections are going out ‘On Tour’ to a range of venues while its building is closed for the development of the History Centre.
Over 17,000 objects have now been moved out of the Museum and Art Gallery building as our decant passes the half way mark.
Searching for Genius - a History Centre partnership exhibition showcasing work by Turner Prize winner Douglas Gordon - is now being staged in the Peninsula Arts Gallery at Plymouth University.
HLF has just announced an investment of £55m for heritage projects across England - with Plymouth receiving £14.8m for the delivery phase of the History Centre
A team of business and IT specialists from EDF Energy’s Plymouth office has been busy helping to preserve the city’s heritage – with the aid of packing tape and bubble wrap.