Audio guides

These were produced to be used in the museum, but are still available for you to get a taste of our collections whilst our building is closed.

Ancient Egypt gallery


Bringing the World to Plymouth


Plymouth: Port and Place

Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, we have been able to record and present fifteen ‘From Plymouth to Pole’ audios files alongside our Scott and Plymouth’s Antarctic connections display. For more information and resources on Scott, please visit the Scott mini-site.

Robert Falcon Scott

They Sailed With Scott

More Antarctic Associations

Atrium Gallery

China Connection

Students studying English at Plymouth University worked with the Museum to learn more about Interpretation, and produced the guide below.

Cottonian Collection

Find out more about the background to the Cottonian Collection, its oil paintings, sculptures and mythological stories with these free downloads originally produced by the Young Explainers in 2013 for the Museum and Art Gallery.

Decorative art collections

Although not on permanent display, visit our ceramics page for an audio guide on studio potters. Visit our decorative art pages for audio guides about contemporary craft in the south west and contemporary glass.

Other audio resources

Sir Joshua Reynolds: The Acquisition of Genius

Audio guides were produced by our Young Explainers group for this exhibition, which was on display from 21 November 2009 to 20 February 2010.

Charles Eastlake

Young Explainers also produced audio guides for the ‘In Pursuit of Art’ exhibition which was on display in 2012.