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Collections on Tour: Sir Francis Drake Items at Buckland Abbey

February 12th 2018 - December 31st 2019

OPENING HOURS Abbey: 11am-5pm Estate, Garden, Restaurant and Shop: 10am-5pm Open Daily Buckland Abbey currently has a selection of objects from the City Museum and Art Gallery’s collections on display including a number associated with Sir Francis Drake and his voyages. Other collection items on display within the house include prints, engravings and furniture. If […]

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Exhibition: The Unknown Knowns

March 29th 2019 - May 22nd 2019

The Levinsky Gallery Roland Levinsky Building University of Plymouth Drake Circus Plymouth PL4 8AA 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday 11am to 4pm Saturday ADMISSION FREE This is a partnership exhibition delivered by The Arts Institute and The Box, Plymouth In a world where data is as valuable as land, how vigilantly are we protecting […]

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Traditional Craft Group – April 2019

April 5th 2019 - April 26th 2019

The Guildhall, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 1HA Friday 5 April, 10am to 12pm Friday 12 April, 10am to 12pm Friday 26 April, 10am to 12pm 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 […]

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Film Screening: Barbara Hepworth

April 23rd 2019

Community Hub, Floor 5, House of Fraser, 40-46 Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 1DY Internationally renowned artist and sculptor Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) was based in St Ives from 1939 until her death.   Come along to our community hub on floor 5 of House of Fraser to watch a Westward Television portrait from our archives of […]

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The Box Hard Hat Tour – 26 April 2019 – fully booked

April 26th 2019

The Box Construction Site, (Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery), Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AJ Join staff from The Box and our building contractors Willmott Dixon for a hard hat tour of The Box. Get a sneak peek behind the scenes and see the progress that’s being made on our construction site. Participants must be able to walk […]

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‘Tall Tales’ Storytelling Sessions – fully booked

April 28th 2019

Smeaton’s Tower, The Hoe, Plymouth PL1 2NZ 10.30am-10.45am 10.50am-11.05am 11.10am-11.25am 2pm-2.15pm 2.20pm-2.35pm 2.40pm-2.55pm Come and meet storyteller extraordinaire Ariadne from Stiltskin Theatre Company. Be illuminated and entertained by her wonderful lighthouse tales involving the ups and downs of living in our very own Smeaton’s Tower. Standard admission to the lighthouse applies but the storytelling sessions […]

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Elizabethan House Drop-In

April 30th 2019

Community Hub, Floor 5, House of Fraser, 40-46 Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 1DY A restoration programme is underway at Plymouth’s Elizabethan House and we’re holding a special drop-in event for potential volunteers and other people who may have connections to this historic property. Volunteers We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us build a body […]

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Bite Size: Past Present Future

May 1st 2019

The Levinsky Gallery Roland Levinsky Building University of Plymouth Drake Circus Plymouth PL4 8AA (Please use the main entrance on North Hill) Join Jilly Payne, Archive Film Programmer at The Box, for a talk that explores the use of its collections in the two Film Commissions that were created in 2018 based on the theme […]

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Plymouth History Festival 2019

May 4th 2019 - May 31st 2019

Back for the seventh year! Plymouth History Festival is an annual celebration of Plymouth’s history and heritage and takes place across the city in a range of venues and locations. Each year the programme features around 100 different events including: Exhibitions and Displays Guided Walks and Tours Talks Music and Performance Family Activities Special Events […]

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Talk: New Perspectives on Cook’s Voyages of Discovery

May 7th 2019

Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry’s Cross, Plymouth PL1 2SW Join artist Helen Snell as she discusses her ongoing project ‘Neogeographies’; a direct response to the extraordinary prints and images that documented Captain Cook’s three voyages during the 1700s. Helen’s project has been partly supported by The Box, which has provided access to first edition volumes of Cook’s […]

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