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Museum On Tour, 14 February 2018: 1768 – what a year that was

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer A new year means a new series of exhibitions, events and activities – even though our building is closed. 2018 is shaping up to be another important twelve months for us as we move ever-closer to the opening of The Box – but did you know that 1768 […]

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ICE 200: Tamar Bridge Photograph

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Institution of Civil Engineers. One of our most recognisable feats of civil engineering is the Tamar Bridge. This fantastic black and white photograph from the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office shows it being built at the start of the 1960s.

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Behind the Scenes, 7 February 2018: New partnerships and projects

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Over the last few years partnership working has become an increasingly important part of the way we work and we’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with a range of organisations and individuals, both locally and nationally. This is set to continue over the next couple of years while […]

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Build Update, 31 January 2018: New views from around the site

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Welcome to our first Build Update of 2018! As has become the custom, here’s the most recent footage from the web cam. It gets a bit quieter in the second half when we took a break for Christmas, but the first half is interesting to watch as you can […]

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ICE 200: Smeaton’s Tower Poster

Plymouth is home to a number of pioneering structures. One of the most well-known is Smeaton’s Tower. This red and blue screen-printed poster of Smeaton’s Tower was acquired for our collections in 2014. It’s one of a series of posters entitled 'Plymouth's Most Spectacular Skyscrapers' created by Joshua Blackwell.

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Museum On Tour, 17 January 2018: Plymouth After Dark #2

by Tony Davey, Learning Development Officer ‘Plymouth After Dark’ is an exciting four year outreach project exploring the range of activities that take place across the city at night. We launched it last year with a 1960’s themed event that some of you may remember! Our aim is to capture peoples’ memories, collect objects to […]

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Behind The Scenes, 27 December 2017: A Really Busy Year

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer 2017 is nearly over and what a year it’s been! We still got plenty of things to do when staff return from the welcome few days off they’re taking – but hopefully you’ll forgive me if I spend a few minutes reflecting on how far we’ve come during […]

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Build Update, 21 December 2017: Concrete, panels, holes and walls

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Everyone on site is looking forward to a short break over Christmas – but before we have a few days off here’s a quick roundup of some building and construction tidbits! Firstly, here’s the November web cam footage in case you missed our social media posts about it recently. […]

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