Come and see an exhibition that delves more deeply into Plymouth’s portrait collection and presents characters that are new or rarely seen as well as some more familiar faces.

‘In the Frame’ features one of our most recent acquisitions – an early self-portrait by Plympton-born 18th century artist, Sir Joshua Reynolds. This is set amongst other paintings of artists including self-portraits by James Northcote and Edward Opie.

You can come face to face with some of Plymouth’s maritime greats too – from Hawkins and Raleigh to 18th century Admirals and George Gibbon, the Lieutenant Governor of Plymouth in the early 1700s, painted by Thomas Hudson.

Important local faces and families also feature – from the Edgcumbes and the Eliots, to William Cookworthy (the founder of the Plymouth Porcelain factory) and the last town crier of Devonport.

Find out more about the research and the development that took place for this exhibition on our Museum blog.

Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5.30pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Admission free