To celebrate National Archive Week, Gus Honeybun will be appearing at the Plymouth History Centre pop-up consultation shop at Taylor Maxwell House – soon to be the new home of the City Library. The pop up shop will be open to the public from Saturday 21 November to Friday 27 November. It is an opportunity for people to find out about plans for the exciting new Plymouth History Centre building, which will be on the site of the existing City Museum and Art Gallery, Central Library, and St Luke’s Church. We will also be consulting with people on our emerging designs for the exhibition spaces.
Selfie with Gus Honeybun
The public will be able to take a selfie with Gus Honeybun – Plymouth’s favourite TV puppet. There will be prizes for the best pics that are shared on the Plymouth History Centre Love Our Past Facebook page:- www.facebook.com/loveourpast and on Twitter:- twitter.com/LoveOurPast #LoveOurGus
Tea and Biscuits, Santa and Giveaways
Visitors will be able to find out more about the Plymouth History Centre over a free cup of tea or coffee, and biscuits. There will be children’s activities, a visit from Santa, and surprise giveaways.
Councillor Peter Smith said: “Plymouth City Council is delighted to support the Plymouth History Centre’s efforts to highlight National Archive Awareness Week.”
Paul Brookes, Programme Director of the Plymouth History Centre said: “The pop-up-consultation at Taylor Maxwell House offers people a chance to find out more about the exciting Plymouth History Centre, which will be developed on the site of the existing Museum and Art Gallery, Central Library, and St Luke’s Church. The Centre will bring Plymouth’s rich history to life, and tell the stories of the city’s legends and heroes. It will be an exciting cultural centre, breathing life into Plymouth’s most influential historic figures, such as Scott, Darwin and Drake. It will also bring some of the best national touring exhibitions to the city.”
Choose Your Plymouth Unsung Heroes
As well as sharing information about the Plymouth History Centre, the pop-up-consultation is an opportunity for people to choose their Plymouth Unsung Heroine / Hero, share their own memories of Plymouth and be captured on film, using the hashtag LoveOurGus
The aim of National Archive Week is to raise awareness of archives, their value to society and the impact they have every day on individual lives. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful things held in archives, and discover stories, facts and places, and people at the heart of your community. To find out more log on to www.exploreyourarchive.org
To give your view of what archives should be publicly displayed in the future Plymouth History Centre go to: www.plymouth.gov.uk/loveourpast
Facebook – www.facebook.com/loveourpast