Welcome to The Box


Admission is free

Thanks for stopping by. We are Plymouth and the South West's major new museum, art gallery and archive - and we can't wait to welcome you for a visit.

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.

Find out more about our 2022 European Museum of the Year Special Commendation.

You can see our In memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) image and film gallery online.

Final few weeks

Don't miss British Art Show 9 - on display until 8 January

Latest news

2023 exhibition programme unveiled

The Box partners with National Gallery for virtual exhibition

Outside The Box

Smeaton's Tower

Smeaton's Tower

Public Art

Public Art

Elizabethan House | Outside The Box

Elizabethan House

RETAIL THERAPY: Our eco-friendly shop is packed with products by local makers and inspired by our collections and exhibitions - perfect for Christmas! Visit us while you're on site or shop online.

Wooden tea light kit
Lithograph print of a tree trunk with a heart on it

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

Only 100 available, on sale now.