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Last chance to catch War Games exhibition

A major exhibition at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery is heading into its final week. War Games is a nationally touring exhibition from the V&A Museum of Childhood and will be on display until Saturday 18 June. The exhibition explores the role of warfare in children’s play from 1800 to the present day, and looks […]


Enid Blyton exhibition gets some extra special visitors

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery welcomed some very special visitors to its Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts: The Many Adventures of Enid Blyton exhibition recently, when the late author’s granddaughter and great-grandchildren popped in to look around the show. Sara Lane, who lives in Cornwall, her elder children Dominic and Georgina and her youngest […]

Relatives of Enid Blyton visit exhibition at the Museum and Art Gallery, celebrating the late author's life and work

Major Enid Blyton exhibition set to open at City Museum

The first major exhibition celebrating the life and work of one of Britain’s best known children’s authors opens at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery this week. Born in 1897, Enid Blyton was the best-selling English language author of the 20th century and remains one of the most popular writers of all time. Her first […]


Last chance to see Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

There is less than a fortnight left to catch an international showcase of the very best in nature photography at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is co-owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide. Following its showing in London in late 2014 it’s now on an international tour […]


Wildlife Photographer of the Year stopping at Plymouth on international tour

An international showcase of the very best in nature photography will be on display at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery from 28 March to 30 May. ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ is co-owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide. Now in its 50th year, the competition is recognised for taking a lead […]


Last chance to see top photography exhibition

An exhibition featuring images by nine of the world‘s top photographers will be on display at the City Museum and Art Gallery for just 10 more days. Open for Business features images of contemporary British manufacturing and is the result of a project led by UK arts organisation Multistory and world-famous photographic co-operative Magnum Photos. […]


Reynolds self-portrait reveals a hidden secret

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery’s early self-portrait by famous 18th century portrait artist Sir Joshua Reynolds has revealed a hidden secret during conservation treatment. The painting, which dates from about 1746, was acquired last year along with a sketchbook filled with drawings that Reynolds made while visiting Italy in the early 1750s. It underwent important […]


New Museum exhibition puts portraits ‘In the Frame’

A new exhibition opening at the City Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday 13 December will showcase some of Plymouth’s most important and interesting portraits. In the Frame: Plymouth’s Portraits Revealed delves into the city’s collection, and presents new research about some of the characters who are new or rarely seen. Visitors will be able […]


Famous characters inspire films, tours and talks at City Museum

Explorers, artists, politicians and royalty are all featured on Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery’s programme of events for adults this July. Ernest Shackleton, whose Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition set sail from Plymouth in 1914, is the subject of a lunchtime talk at 1.10pm on Tuesday 1 July. Paul Davies from the Devon and Cornwall Polar Society […]


Prehistoric finds go on display for first time thanks to HLF funding

A £30,000 award from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) will help some important archaeological discoveries from Dartmoor go on public display for the first time ever in Plymouth this autumn. Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery will be staging an exhibition, in partnership with the Dartmoor National Park Authority, called ‘Whitehorse Hill: A Prehistoric Dartmoor […]