Welcome to The Box


Admission is free

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.

We're open 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday and Bank Holidays. 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.

Coming soon

New exhibitions featuring the work of Sir Joshua Reynolds and Rana Begum begin on 24 June

Now on display

Paintings, sculpture, ceramics and textiles from our permanent art collection

Latest news

The Box is set for a summer of 'Light & Colour'

The Box announced as partner for IWM's national art commissioning programme

Outside The Box

Smeaton's Tower

Smeaton's Tower

Open until Sunday 1 October 2023.

Public Art

Public Art

Elizabethan House | Outside The Box

Elizabethan House

Open until Sunday 1 October 2023.

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.

Life is an ocean Love is a boat card
Lithograph print of a tree trunk with a heart on it

George Shaw - 'The Nearly New Romantic' Limited Edition Lithograph

Less than 100 available, on sale now.