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PHF 2020 Update
News - Mar 2020

Plymouth History Festival 2020 Update

In recent weeks we’ve been monitoring the fast changing health situation regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19). Based on the most up-to-date advice from the government, we’ve decided not to go ahead with our original plans for this year’s festival.

Unchartered Waters
News - Mar 2020

Behind The Scenes, 25 March 2020: Unchartered Waters

Like many of the adventurers and explorers who have left this city in the past, we’re currently in unchartered waters. Despite the uncertainty and temporary lifestyle restrictions the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing, it’s also bringing out the best in people as public services adapt to support the most vulnerable in society and communities harness digital technology to stay connected. We’ve put together the following list of useful links to help you over the next few weeks.

Statement on Covid-19
Press Release - Mar 2020

Statement on COVID-19

In recent weeks we’ve been monitoring the fast changing health situation regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) and taking regular advice from the Director of Public Health. We’ve been trying to remain positive but, based on the most up-to-date advice from the government, we’ve decided to postpone our launch on 16 May.

The Box reveals its figurehead flotilla
Press Release - Mar 2020

The covers are off as figurehead flotilla is revealed

The Box unveiled its impressive collection of 19th century ship’s figureheads for the first time today.

Mayflower 400 Community Sparks Round 4
Press Release - Mar 2020

Mayflower 400 Community Sparks Round 4

17 Plymouth-based projects have been successful in the final funding round of Mayflower 400 Community Sparks.

A woman of science and art - Maria Sybilla Merian
News - Mar 2020

Behind The Scenes, 8 March 2020: A woman of science and art

Last week we shared the exciting news that a new stained glass window had been installed in St Luke’s church. It’s a stunning fused glass work by Portuguese artist Leonor Antunes. She took her inspiration from the marbled endpapers in a book in the Cottonian Collection. The book is a rare 1726 copy of Maria Sibylla Merian’s survey of the insects of Surinam.

The Box to launch ballot for its ‘Plymouth Preview’
Press Release - Feb 2020

The Box to launch ballot for its ‘Plymouth Preview’

The ballot for The Box’s ‘Plymouth Preview’ weekend will open at 9am on Monday (2 March).

A mammoth moment for The Box
Press Release - Feb 2020

Mammoth Moment

It was another ‘huge’ moment for The Box today as our fully assembled woolly mammoth was revealed for the first time.

Collections reload in full effect
News - Feb 2020

Behind The Scenes, 26 February 2020: Collections reload in full effect

It's been a busy few weeks as the fit out of our galleries and exhibition spaces continues and the reload of our collections really picks up the pace.

New schools programme at The Box is ready for lift off
Press Release - Feb 2020

New schools programme at The Box is ready for lift off

Teachers and students can start planning their visits to The Box – thanks to a new schools programme which has launched today.

Babcock and Citybus sign up to support The Box
Press Release - Feb 2020

Babcock and Citybus sign up to support The Box

The Box has secured two new sponsorship deals with Babcock and Plymouth Citybus.

Lifting the lid on The Box’s unique archive in the sky
Press Release - Feb 2020

Lifting the lid on The Box’s unique archive in the sky

The Box is getting another moment in the spotlight as we reveal some more fabulous facts and figures about our building.