Welcome to The Box

Admission is free

Open 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday and selected Bank Holidays

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.

Christmas and New Year 2023 opening dates for The Box, Kitchen and Bar and Little Box

  • Open until Friday 22 December
  • Closed from Saturday 23 until Tuesday 26 December
  • Open Wednesday 27, Thursday 28, Friday 29 and Saturday 30 December
  • Closed from Sunday 31 December to Monday 1 January 2024
  • Open as normal from Tuesday 2 January 2024

Our standard opening hours are listed on our opening hours page.

Now open

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

Exhibitions on display

Our autumn/winter season includes Dutch Flowers from the National Gallery and End of Empire by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA

Also on display

View The Armada Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, on loan from The Woburn Abbey Collection

See paintings, sculpture, ceramics and textiles from our permanent art collection

Latest news

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

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - find out what we've got planned

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.

Yellow bud vases