Welcome to The Box

Admission is free

Open 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday and selected Bank Holidays (closed Good Friday / open Easter Monday).

Thanks for stopping by. We are Plymouth's award-winning museum, art gallery and archive with a 2022 European Museum of the Year Special Commendation.

You don't need to book a ticket unless you'd like to reserve a space in our Cottonian Research Room.

We can't wait to welcome you for a visit.

Happening now

The past and the present meet in Beyond the Page: South Asian Miniature Painting and Britain, 1600 to Now

Matthew Krishanu, Church, Tree and Field, 2020 (detail). Courtesy of a Private Collection.

Arcadia: a stunning multi-screen film commission by the visionary John Akomfrah

Also on display

See fine and decorative art from our permanent art collection and End of Empire by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA

Latest news

Our 2024 exhibition programme is unveiled - see what's coming up

Outside The Box

Permanent public art in Plymouth | The Box Plymouth

Permanent public art in Plymouth

Retail therapy

Our eco-friendly shop is packed with products by local makers and inspired by our collections and exhibitions. Visit while you're on site or shop online. Check out our Mother's Day collection!

Yellow bud vases