Welcome to The Box


Thanks for stopping by. We're 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 from 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday and Bank Holidays. Admission is free and you don't need to book a ticket, unless you'd like to reserve a space in our Cottonian Research Room.

Spring exhibitions

Maurizio Anzeri: On The Move | The Box Plymouth

Maurizio Anzeri: On The Move

02.04.2022 - 11.09.2022

George Shaw: The Local | The Box Plymouth

George Shaw: The Local

18.06.2022 - 04.09.2022

Meet….. Colin the Crab | The Box Plymouth

Meet….. Colin the Crab

19.06.2022 - 04.12.2022

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.

Latest news

Enter our Platinum Jubilee Photography Competition

Plymouth’s first-ever dedicated fashion exhibition highlights centuries of stories

Outside The Box

Smeaton's Tower

Smeaton's Tower

Public Art

Public Art

Elizabethan House | Outside The Box

Elizabethan House

The Box | High Street Sparks

High Street Sparks

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

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