Tag Archives : Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery


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 […]


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 […]


Reynolds’ links with Devonport explored through ‘Art in the Park’

An outdoor exhibition running in Devonport Park until 26 July is highlighting the work of one of Plymouth’s most famous artists and exploring his links with a part of the city that is often forgotten. ‘Art in the Park’ is an arts and health project organised by ‘One Red Dot’ in association with Community Health […]


Bonaparte returns….

It’s not often Plymouth gets a visit from a Bonaparte – the last time hundreds of people rowed out to a ship in the Sound to look at the fallen emperor. But this time Charles Bonaparte, who is chair of the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities, came in peace and came face-to-face with a famous […]


Museum officer awarded bursary to research Blitz collections

A learning development officer from Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery has secured a research bursary set up by the family of a former long-serving member of staff. Maureen Attrill worked at Museum and Art Gallery for nearly 33 years before her sudden death in February 2011. During that time she demonstrated an immense commitment […]


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 […]


Family fun for British Science Week at City Museum

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery will be celebrating British Science Week with two events designed especially for families. On Saturday 14 March there’s a chance to work with guest illustrator Jo Larson-Burnett to create a huge collage in the shape of the giant wave breakers that are used to reinforce Plymouth’s Breakwater each year. […]


£50,000 funding boost for Plymouth-led arts initiative

A groundbreaking scheme led by our arts and heritage service has received a £50,000 funding grant from Arts Council England (ACE) today. New Expressions involves 15 museums and heritage sites across the South West, Midlands and North of England, all of whom are working with artists to produce new work inspired by their historic collections. The […]


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 […]


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.   […]


City arts venues join forces for acclaimed exhibition

Four of the city’s biggest arts venues have joined forces to present an acclaimed national exhibition.   ‘Walk On: From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff – 40 Years of Art Walking’ will be on display until Saturday 13 December.   The nationally touring show is presented as a multi-site exhibition across Peninsula Arts (Plymouth University), […]


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 […]


Wild About Plymouth starts the summer with a Big Bug Hunt

Wild About Plymouth, the city’s family-friendly natural history partnership, is running a Giant Big Bug Hunt at Ford Park Cemetery on Saturday 19 July. The cemetery, which is steeped in history, is also a 34.5-acre urban wildlife refuge and home to a wide variety of plant, bird and insect life. Wild About Plymouth will help […]