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Sir Francis Drake Items at Buckland Abbey

September 10th 2016 - January 1st 2018

Daily until 30 October Weekends only in November Daily throughout December except 24, 25 and 26 Buckland Abbey has a selection of objects from the City Museum and Art Gallery’s collections on display including Sir Francis Drake’s Drum and Cup. If you’ve not yet visited why not go along and experience this lovely National Trust […]

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A Passion for Porcelain at Wheal Martyn

October 28th 2016 - June 1st 2017

See a selection of items from our historic Plymouth Porcelain collection on display at Wheal Martyn China Clay Heritage Centre. For opening times and admission details please call 01726 850362 or visit www.wheal-martyn.com. Admission fee.

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Finding Prehistory at Dartmoor National Park

November 11th 2016 - January 1st 2018

Explore the Dartmoor treasures from Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery’s collections in this small exhibition which shines a light on the lives of the people who lived on Dartmoor thousands of years ago. Highlights include some Bronze Age ceramic urns, used both as household items and also for burying the cremated remains of the […]

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Exhibition: Britain in the Fifties: Design and Aspiration

March 25th 2017 - June 3rd 2017

Council House, Armada Way, Plymouth PL1 2AA (this is the building to the left of the Civic Centre, opposite the Crown Court) Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm Closed Sundays and bank holidays (1 and 29 May) Closed Monday 8 May and Friday 19 May due to civic functions  ADMISSION FREE Come and see a vision […]

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William Cookworthy: Pioneer of Porcelain at Cookworthy Museum, Kingsbridge

March 27th 2017 - October 28th 2017

As part of the build up to the 250th anniversary of William Cookworthy securing a patent to produce the first-ever hard paste porcelain in Britain (March 2018), we are loaning 106 works from our Plymouth Porcelain collection to the Cookworthy Museum in Kingsbridge, Devon. See them on display alongside works from Kingsbridge’s own collection. For […]

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Exhibition: Thinking Tantra

April 1st 2017 - May 27th 2017

Peninsula Arts, Roland Levinksy Building, Plymouth University, Drake Circus 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday 11am to 4pm Saturday Closed Sunday ADMISSION FREE This is a History Centre partnership project Famously introduced to the West by Ajit Mookerjee as part of his seminal 1967 ‘Tantra Art’, tantric drawings have an unwritten history that is explored […]

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Traditional Craft Group

April 28th 2017

The Guildhall, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 1HA Come along to our friendly Women’s Traditional Craft Group to do some knitting and crochet. The group regularly produces work for a number of local charities. Whether you’re a keen novice looking to improve your skills or an experienced knitter looking to meet some new friends and share ideas, everyone is welcome. Refreshments are provided. £1 […]

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History Centre Hard Hat Tour – Fully Booked

April 28th 2017

History Centre Construction Site, (Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery), Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AJ This event is now fully booked – please see below. Join Kristian Cartwright, Building Manager for Willmott Dixon, our contractors for the History Centre project, for a special hard hat tour of our construction site. Participants must be able to walk up flights of […]

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Out and About: Children’s Activities at Kingsbridge Museum

April 29th 2017

Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum, 108 Fore Street, Kingsbridge TQ7 1AW Join our outreach team for some arts and crafts activities at Kingsbridge Museum inspired by their William Cookworthy porcelain exhibition. Make a tea cup, cake stand or animal figurine – although not in porcelain! This is a ‘Museum On Tour’ event for the Plymouth History Centre. […]

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