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Behind The Scenes, 4 October 2018: The vision for the Elizabethan House

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer We’re having a hectic week here with lots of different press announcements for The Box, but elsewhere progress is also being made with the Elizabethan House. We recently put out an update about the project. Planning and listed building consent applications for the proposed phase two works have been […]

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Behind The Scenes, 12 September 2018: Adding colour to King Billy

with thanks to Orbis Conservation for the information and images that are featured in today’s post Last week we posted an update about our Topaze figurehead, today it’s the turn of Royal William, the figurehead everyone affectionately refers to as King Billy. Like our most recent figureheads post, today’s information and images come from Orbis […]

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Behind The Scenes, 5 September 2018: Putting Topaze back together

Many thanks to Orbis Conservation for the information and images featured in today’s post Over the last few months we’ve shared information about two of the 14 figureheads we’ll be taking on loan from the National Museum of the Royal Navy. Topaze and Royal William (otherwise known as King Billy) left Plymouth and went to […]

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Behind The Scenes, 15 August 2018: Elizabethan House Investigations

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer If you’ve been following our news in recent months you’ll know that plans to restore and reinterpret our historic Elizabethan House have been making progress. Earlier this month we were thrilled to announce that the Heritage Lottery Fund had awarded £142,000 to the project to help with developing […]

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Behind The Scenes, 3 May 2018: Lots of condition checking

by Val Grant, Collections Assistant with thanks to Terah Walkup, Art Curator The hard work is continuing behind the scenes as we prepare our collections for the move to The Box. Staff are condition checking the permanent collections that will go into the galleries that are being developed for The Box. Myself and our other Collections […]

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