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Busy half term for families at City Museum and Art Gallery

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery has a busy programme of family events and activities on offer during February half term. On Tuesday 16 February there’s a chance to make art and craft creations inspired by the thousands of objects in the Museum’s collections. The ‘Colour and Collage’ drop-in session will run from from 10.30am to 1pm with […]


Museum craft group helps people with dementia

A traditional craft group at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery has taken on a commission with a difference – to make ‘twiddlemuffs’ for local people with dementia. The group has been running for over five years and meets at the museum every week to knit items for local and international charities. Members have made […]


Dust is a must for forthcoming artist project

Do you have any dust going spare? Artist Catherine Bertola is asking local people for their help in completing her latest installation. Catherine is one of six makers whose work will be featured in the Acts of Making festival, organised by the Crafts Council. The 14-day festival will take place from Saturday 12 to Saturday 26 […]


Creative fun at Museum this summer

There’s a packed programme of summer fun on offer at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery this month, with plenty of activities to keep the kids busy during the school break. Drop-in art and craft sessions are running every Wednesday in August, from 10.30am to 1pm (last entries at 12.30pm). The drop-ins will be inspired […]


Local venues to bring national craft festival to South West

Plymouth City Council, Plymouth College of Art and Mount Edgcumbe are joining forces to bring a national festival of contemporary craft to Plymouth this autumn. ‘Acts of Making’ is a two-week festival produced by the Crafts Council that celebrates contemporary craft through performances, live installations and workshops. Supported by Arts Council England and Plymouth Culture, […]


Festive family fun at City Museum

Children can get crafty in the build-up to Christmas with festive family activities at the City Museum and Art Gallery. On Saturday 20 December there’s a chance to make robin-themed masks, bunting and other items at two ‘Rocking Robins’ craft sessions. These will be followed by ‘White Christmas’ activities on Wednesday 24 December, where children can create collages, make badges and […]


It’s the Spanish Art-mada!

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery will be holding a fun family event on Saturday 27 September inspired by the Spanish Armada. Two art and craft sessions will run from 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm and children will get to show their creative sides as they work with a guest artist to design […]


Museum event to celebrate ‘Fantastic Fathers’

Children will get the chance to make some special treats for their dads at the City Museum and Art Gallery this weekend. Staff are running two ‘Fantastic Fathers‘ craft sessions from 11am to midday and from 1.30pm to 2.30pm on Saturday 7 June. Children will be able to make handmade gifts and keepsakes to give to their […]