Tag Archives : Museum and Art Gallery


Museum and Art Gallery prepares to close for the History Centre

Things will never be the same again after tomorrow (Saturday 3 September) at the City Museum and Art Gallery, which will close its doors at 5pm so construction and development work for the Plymouth History Centre (working title) can get underway. The Museum building originally opened in 1910 and will be closed until spring 2020 […]


11 is heaven for Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery has been awarded VisitEngland’s ‘Quality Assured Visitor Attraction’ accreditation for the 11th time in a row. The Museum was recently inspected by an assessor for the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS) and was described as ‘very professionally set out and managed with many excellent and varied exhibits and […]


Plaque unveiled to mark Napoleon’s link with Plymouth

A plaque to mark the amazing 10 days Napoleon Bonaparte spent captive in Plymouth Sound was unveiled today – exactly 200 years since his arrival in St Helena on 16 October 1815. The monument – a piece of stone from St Helena embedded in granite from Dartmoor prison – where thousands French prisoners were held […]


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 […]