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ACE funding news for Plymouth’s History Centre

The good news about Plymouth’s History Centre keeps coming. Project partners have just learned that Arts Council England (ACE) has given the green light to a full funding request of £4,175,000. Councillor Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council said: “This is yet more brilliant news – news that will really help us to achieve […]


HLF gives green light to History Centre funding

Plymouth’s incredible past looks set to have an amazing future with confirmation of a whopping £14.8 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, HLF has just announced an investment of £55m for heritage projects across England – with Plymouth receiving £14.8m for the delivery phase of the […]


Building contractor announced for History Centre

History Centre partners have today announced the appointment of construction and regeneration specialist Willmott Dixon as the contractor for the project. Willmott Dixon is one of the largest contracting companies in the UK with offices throughout England and Wales, yet it has remained a family-run business since its establishment in 1852. The company, which recently […]

History Centre team with History Centre building contractor

History Centre team celebrates funding from Wolfson Foundation

The team behind the Plymouth History Centre project is celebrating again after receiving confirmation of a £128,000 grant from the Wolfson Foundation. The London-based charity supports excellence in the fields of science, education, health and the arts and humanities, including museums and galleries, historic buildings and landscapes. It has already awarded more than £1 million […]


History could be made at Planning Committee

Exciting plans to celebrate Plymouth’s amazing culture and heritage in a new, world-class visitor attraction have reached a critical stage. Detailed plans for the £34 million History Centre are to be considered by the Planning Committee when it meets  tomorrow (Thursday 9 June). Planning officers are recommending the committee approves the scheme which is a […]


One of the children from Cathedral School of St Mary getting a special sneak peek at the new Central Library

New chapter for Central Library

Youngsters from the Cathedral School of St Mary were given a special sneak peek at Plymouth’s new Central Library today, ahead of its opening next week. The new library, which opens its doors to the public at 8.30am on Tuesday 29 March, provides a more modern and flexible space in the heart of the city […]


First look inside Plymouth’s new Central Library

The design company working on the fit-out of Plymouth’s new Central Library have released images showing what the interior will look like. thedesignconcept have been working with us and Claremont Interiors, who are refurbishing the building, to create a more modern and flexible space in the heart of the city centre. Located on the corner […]


Design company appointed for new Central Library

We’ve appointed the interior design company that will fit out the city’s new Central Library. thedesignconcept has extensive experience in designing libraries in the UK and in Europe, with Greenwich Public Library, St Patrick’s College Library in Dublin and the library at Dokk1, Aarhus, Denmark among its recent projects. Awarding the contract is the latest […]


Plans for new Central Library move forward

Plans for a new central library in the heart of Plymouth city centre have take a step forward following approval of a contract to refurbish former shops in Armada Way. The new Central Library will replace the current library in North Hill, making way for the £25 million History Centre which is due to open […]


Join in with the Memory Roadshow

Our arts and heritage and library services teams are joining forces for a programme of monthly reminiscence sessions The Memory Roadshow will focus on various topics and run at Plympton, Plymstock, St Budeaux and Devonport libraries between now and Spring 2016. People will be able to look at objects and photos from the Museum and Art […]


How do you empty a museum full of treasures?

The answer: very very carefully!  When work begins on Plymouth’s new History Centre, the double fronted Edwardian buildings on North Hill will have to be empty.  Even though the museum will remain open with exhibitions and events until this time next year, work will be going on in the stores and offices to carefully pack […]


Have your say on the new Central Library

Plymouth City Council has published plans for the layout of the new Central Library and is asking people to give feedback. Earlier in the year the Council announced plans to move the Central Library from North Hill to Taylor Maxwell House on Mayflower Street and revealed plans to co-design the interior of the space with […]


New central library to be opened in Plymouth city centre

Plymouth City councillors are set to approve funding for a new flagship library in the heart of the city centre. The new central library in Mayflower Street would replace the current library in North Hill, making way for the £25 million History Centre which is due to open in 2020. The Council’s ambition is to […]


Director Appointed to Lead Plymouth’s International History Centre

The planned £21m Plymouth International History Centre in the heart of the city, has a new Director who will drive forward the development. Plymouth City Council is delighted to announce that Paul Brookes will be taking on the pivotal role of History Centre Programme Director to create an exceptional new attraction on North Hill.   […]


£12.8M Heritage Lottery Fund grant will bring Plymouth legends to life at major new attraction

Plymouth is celebrating a truly historic moment after scooping earmarked funding* of £12.8M from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to create a major new historic and cultural attraction at the very heart of the city. The HLF today announced the results of its major grants (applications of £5m and over) Board meeting which saw Plymouth […]