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The Box | Would you like to help research Plymouth and west Devon in the 1920s?
History - Oct 2021

Would you like to help research Plymouth and west Devon in the 1920s?

'Devon in the 1920s' is a research project hosted by Devon History Society in partnership with The Box, the South West Heritage Trust and the Devon Family History Society. Individual researchers and local heritage groups are currently beavering away, researching local people and places from the 1920s.

New micro-commissions will celebrate Plymouth's diversity | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Oct 2021

New micro-commissions will celebrate Plymouth's diversity

To mark Black History Month 2021 we are looking for four local creatives, who identify as people of colour, to produce a piece of work that tells the story of their experiences of Plymouth at night.

The Box celebrates its first anniversary | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Sep 2021

The Box celebrates its first anniversary

Today The Box celebrates its first anniversary – a landmark moment for the museum, art gallery and archive, cementing its status as one of the UK’s leading cultural institutions.

The Box | Wampum belt to return to Wampanoag Nation
Press Release - Sep 2021

Wampum belt to return to Wampanoag Nation

400 years ago, the passengers of the Mayflower arrived in Native America – in the home of the Wampanoag people. 400 years on, a representative of the Wampanoag Nation is in England as a new wampum belt - that has been touring the UK - is prepared to return to the Wampanoag in Massachusetts.

The Box | The National Portrait Gallery loans six works to The Box
Press Release - Sep 2021

The National Portrait Gallery loans six works to The Box

The National Portrait Gallery is loaning six portraits of the nation’s best-known historical characters to The Box from 25 September until 6 March 2022 as part of its National Skills Sharing Partnership programme.

The Box | Meet Mildred!
Press Release - Aug 2021

Meet Mildred!

The Box has finally been able to give its popular woolly mammoth a name – Mildred.

The Box | Archive Insight: The 1948 Summer Olympics
News - Aug 2021

Archive Insight: The 1948 Summer Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics are well under way and it’s been fantastic to see Team GB celebrating medal success. The coverage has been bringing back memories of the 2012 Summer Olympics when London became the first city to host the modern games three times.

The Box | New animation explores Plymouth city centre's heritage
Press Release - Jul 2021

New animation explores Plymouth city centre's heritage

When it comes to architecture not many of us know our Post Modern from our Beaux Arts, so understanding the different architectural styles that make up a city can be confusing – but thanks to a new animated video, Plymouth residents can learn much more about the heritage right under their feet.

The Box | New blue plaque highlights artist’s links with Devonport
Press Release - Jul 2021

New blue plaque highlights artist’s links with Devonport

A new blue plaque highlighting a special link with celebrated 18th century portrait artist, Sir Joshua Reynolds has been unveiled at Devonport Market Hall today – the 298th anniversary of his birth.

The Box | Digital badges for teachers
News - Jul 2021

Digital badges for teachers

Teachers who use The Box’s online Learning Resources or attend one of our CPD events for teachers can now earn a digital badge.

The Box | Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visits The Box
Press Release - Jul 2021

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visits The Box

The Box was thrilled to receive a visit by HRH The Princess Royal today, to officially mark its reopening and celebrate some of its award-winning exhibitions and displays.

The Box | The Box shortlisted for national Family Friendly Museum Award
Press Release - Jul 2021

The Box shortlisted for national Family Friendly Museum Award

The Box has been shortlisted for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award.