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The Box is Plymouth’s award-winning museum, art gallery and archive – a place where art, history, ideas and experiences come to life!
We’re a short walk from Plymouth’s main city centre and train station. In 2022, we were awarded a special commendation in the European Museum of the year awards.
Entry to The Box is FREE and there’s no need to book. We are open 10am-5pm Tuesday to Sunday and selected bank holidays.
Come and enjoy a series of galleries filled with highlights from our art, human history, natural history, film, photographic and archival collections.
See a flotilla of 14 impressively restored ship’s figureheads, on loan from the National Museums of the Royal Navy. Discover more about Plymouth’s epic relationship with the sea. Say ‘hello’ to Mildred the woolly mammoth.
Book a slot in our Cottonian Research Room if you’d like to discover more about your own history. Browse and buy from our onsite shop which is packed with eco-friendly products. Relax with a delicious drink, meal or snack in The Box Kitchen & Bar.
Our ambitious exhibition programme changes throughout the year and features presentations from our permanent collections as well as touring exhibitions from around the UK and beyond.
Talks, family activities, live music and special events are also on offer throughout the year.
Whether you’ve got one hour, two hours, half a day or a whole day, a visit to The Box is a great experience. We look forward to welcoming you soon.