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Visit our family and local history research station | The Box Plymouth
News - Nov 2021

Visit our family and local history research station

Did you know we have a new research table located on our first floor, just outside the Cottonian Research Room? If you, or anyone you know, would like some help with family or local history research it's a great place to start.

Seth Lakeman to play at The Box | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Nov 2021

Seth Lakeman to play at The Box

The Box is on the bill for Seth Lakeman's Spring 2022 tour.

Old school friends club together to give The Box an early Christmas present | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Nov 2021

Old school friends club together to give The Box an early Christmas present

A group of lifelong friends have joined forces to make a donation to The Box.

Seven projects awarded funding to celebrate  Plymouth’s historic city centre | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Nov 2021

Seven projects awarded funding to celebrate Plymouth’s historic city centre

Seven Plymouth projects are celebrating success after being awarded ‘High Street Sparks’ grants from the High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) initiative.

The Box among 925 national organisations to be successful in third round of Culture Recovery Fund | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Nov 2021

The Box among 925 national organisations to be successful in third round of Culture Recovery Fund

More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country today in the latest round of support announced by the Culture Secretary – and Plymouth’s award-winning museum, art gallery and archive is one of them.

Following the songlines | The Box Plymouth
Art - Nov 2021

Following the songlines

‘Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters’ is a huge exhibition which is displayed across a number of galleries and spaces at The Box and in The Levinsky Gallery at the University of Plymouth. We've put together a suggested route to help you get the most out of your visit.

Songlines: A Glossary | The Box Plymouth
Art - Nov 2021

Songlines: A Glossary

Immerse yourself in the world of 'Songlines: Tracking The Seven Sisters' by learning some of the terms used by the First Peoples who curated and created this magnificent exhibition.

Educating Elau | The Box Plymouth
History - Oct 2021

Educating Elau

As part of Black History Month 2021, our Archivist uncovers the story of the first recorded Indigenous person to travel from Vanuatu to England. Her name was Elau and she was a seven year old girl from Erromango in the South Pacific.

What are the Seven Sisters songlines? | The Box Plymouth
Art - Oct 2021

What are the Seven Sisters songlines?

The ‘Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters’ exhibition was created with the ambition of preserving the Seven Sisters ‘dreaming stories’ – ancient creation sagas of the Australian continent – for future generations. But what are the stories about?

Plymouth and early sugar processing | The Box Plymouth
News - Oct 2021

Plymouth and early sugar processing

As part of Black History Month 2021, our Curator of Archaeology looks at Plymouth’s connections with the sugar trade.

What are Songlines? | The Box Plymouth
Art - Oct 2021

What are Songlines?

'Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters' has opened to lots of great feedback. This major exhibition offers us a unique opportunity to learn more about Indigenous Australian cultures and the important part that songlines play in them. But what are they?

New painting joins The Box’s collections thanks to generous gift | The Box
Press Release - Oct 2021

New painting joins The Box’s collections thanks to generous gift

The Box is delighted to have acquired a new painting for its permanent art collection from the estate of artist Jean Jones (1927-2012).