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The Box | 2021's summer events programme is filled with art, film and fun
Press Release - Jul 2021

2021's summer events programme is filled with art, film and fun

Our first-ever summer events programme is packed with a wide variety of activities inspired by our exhibitions, collections and contemporary art commissions.

The Box | Christmas dinner fundraiser creates a lasting legacy
Press Release - Jun 2021

Christmas dinner fundraiser creates a lasting legacy

A festive fundraising campaign led by The Box and Nat Tallents, the Executive Chef for our Kitchen & Bar is still giving – more than six months after the closing date.

The Box | Artist Camille Walala to create new public artwork for Tavistock Place
Press Release - Jun 2021

Artist Camille Walala to create new public artwork for Tavistock Place

The Box is delighted to announce a new public art commission by internationally renowned artist Camille Walala. The commission, which is curated by Alter-Projects, is a major highlight of our summer 2021 programme. It will form part of a series of events and activations designed to bring our newly created public square, Tavistock Place to life for the very first time.

The Box | The Box to host European premiere of award-winning Australian exhibition
Press Release - Jun 2021

The Box to host European premiere of award-winning Australian exhibition

The Box is proud to announce the European premiere of the National Museum of Australia’s award-winning exhibition 'Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters' from 21 October – 27 February 2022. The exhibition forms part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22, a major programme of cultural exchange taking place across the two nations.

Update from The Box
News - Jun 2021

Update from The Box

Despite the four week extension to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we’re looking forward to an exciting summer here at The Box and wanted to give you an update following the government announcement earlier this week.

The Box | Screens in Salons
News - Jun 2021

Community engagement across the city: Screens in Salons

As part of a successful funding bid from the British Film Institute, The Box has started a new scheme showing a curated selection of archive film footage from its collections in unusual places.

The Box | Behind The Scenes: Creating our family trails
News - Jun 2021

Behind The Scenes: Creating our family trails

Visiting The Box with young children? Our trails are designed to encourage families to experience our collections and galleries together. Here, our Senior Engagement and Learning Officer explores the process of creating them.

The Box | New exhibition will examine the relationship between Reynolds and the Eliot family
Press Release - Jun 2021

New exhibition will examine the relationship between Reynolds and the Eliot family

A new exhibition, opening at The Box on 24 July, will explore the enduring connection between Plympton-born artist, Sir Joshua Reynolds and the Eliot family of Port Eliot in St Germans, Cornwall.

The Box | ‘Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400’ to set sail again this summer
Press Release - Jun 2021

‘Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400’ to set sail again this summer

The Box will welcome Made by Katie Green’s ‘Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400’ to Plymouth this July.

The Box | The Box is on the shortlist for trio of prestigious awards
Press Release - Jun 2021

The Box is on the shortlist for trio of prestigious awards

The Box has been shortlisted for three awards and needs the public’s help to win one of them.

The Box | The Second Peirce Patent
News - Jun 2021

The Second Peirce Patent

Dated June 1, 1621, the Second Peirce Patent is the oldest existing state document of New England - and it's currently on display in our 'Mayflower 400: Legend and Legacy' exhibition having travelled back across the Atlantic for the first time in 400 years.

The Box | Elizabethan House set to reopen this July
Press Release - Jun 2021

Elizabethan House set to reopen this July with new immersive audio-visual experience

Plymouth’s Elizabethan House will reopen on Tuesday 20 July following a major restoration as part of Plymouth’s Mayflower 400 commemorations.