Tag Archives : exhibition


Major new exhibition explores relationship between toys and conflict

A new exhibition opening at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday 6 February explores the role of warfare in children’s play from 1800 to the present day. ‘War Games’ is a nationally touring exhibition from the V&A Museum of Childhood and will be on display until 18 June. The show, which is designed […]

Toy soldier set, German army medical service, 1936, O M Hausser and A G Lineol, Germany, c.1936 © Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Museum exhibition reveals links between Plymouth and the South Pacific

A world cultures exhibition at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery is exploring the surprising connections the city has with Polynesia. ‘Fiji: Ocean Connections’ is a collaboration between the Museum and Art Gallery and the Fijian Art Research Project. The initiative, which is supported by the Arts and Heritage Research Council, has seen experts from […]


Exhibition marks bicentenary of Napoleon in Plymouth Sound

A new exhibition opening at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery next week will explore the 10 dramatic days during the summer of 1815 when Napoleon Bonaparte was held as a prisoner in Plymouth Sound aboard HMS Bellerophon. ‘Fallen Emperor: Napoleon in Plymouth Sound in 1815’ will be centred around a popular painting from the […]


Final fortnight for Museum exhibition of 20th century greats

A high profile art exhibition featuring works on paper by four of the 20th century’s greatest artists has only two weeks left to run at the City Museum and Art Gallery. ‘Modern Masters in Print: Matisse, Picasso, Dalí and Warhol‘ is on a national tour from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A). Drawn from […]


June talks and tours highlight Modern Masters and Old Masters

This month’s lunchtime talks and art bites at the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery focus on Old Masters from one of its most historic collections plus Modern Masters from a significant exhibition. On Tuesday 17 June, senior conservator Neil Wressell will give a presentation about ‘A Royal Game’. This large-scale sculpture featuring Elizabeth I and […]