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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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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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: Plymouth – From Destruction to Construction

May 6th 2017 - December 21st 2018

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 *Due to unforeseen circumstances, the exhibition is closed until 24 June. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. ADMISSION FREE Plymouth suffered greatly during World War […]

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Arts and Minds

May 16th 2017 - December 19th 2017

The Guildhall, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 1HA First and Third Tuesdays of each month Arts and Minds is a series of free art workshops for people living with early stage dementia and their carers who come along and enjoy painting, drawing, ceramics, craft and textiles. Sessions are based on objects and images from our collections and archives and are facilitated by […]

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Traditional Craft Group

May 19th 2017 - December 22nd 2017

The Guildhall, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 1HA Every Friday throughout the year – our session on 18 August will be at Mount Edgcumbe 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 […]

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Newlyn School Works at Penlee House

June 10th 2017 - September 9th 2017

See some of our most well-known Newlyn School paintings on display at Penlee House, Penzance, including in the ‘Stanhope Forbes: Father of the Newlyn School’ exhibition which will be on display from 10 June to 9 September. For opening times and admission details please call 01736 363625 or visit Admission fee.

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Exhibition: Our Beryl: Beryl Cook at Home

June 24th 2017 - September 9th 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 ADMISSION FREE Beryl Cook (1926-2008) is one of Britain’s best-loved artists. Often referred to as ‘Rubens with jokes’ her work is instantly recognisable and […]

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Exhibitions: Coming Soon

June 24th 2017 - November 18th 2017

We are working on and developing our offsite exhibition programme all the time. In addition to the exhibitions we currently have on display, here’s a glimpse of what’s planned for the next few months. Full details will be published on this website, announced in the press and on our social media channels as soon as they are […]

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