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.

New exhibitions now open

Female artists and our amazing art collection

Latest news

Pelé’s shirt to go on display 50 years after he played in Plymouth

Pelé on the pitch and a football shirt with the Santos FC logo

The Box joins the national The Wild Escape project

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. Visit while you're on site or shop online. Check out our gift ideas for Easter and Mother's Day.

Blossom in the Park 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.