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.

Now on display

See amazing exhibitions featuring the work of Sir Joshua Reynolds and Rana Begum in our main building and St Luke's

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

Also on show

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

Latest news

Huge rarely-seen painting to be unrolled as part of special 'conservation in action' event

The Box announced as UK partner for National Gallery's bicentenary commission with Jeremy Deller

Outside The Box

Smeaton's Tower

Smeaton's Tower

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.

Colourful earrings