Ready, set, go! Ticket bookings go live this Thursday

Ready, set, go! Ticket bookings go live this Thursday

8 September 2020

The build up to the opening of The Box is in the home straight with ticket bookings due to go live at 10am this Thursday (10 September).

Our new museum, gallery and archive opens on 29 September with amazing permanent galleries filled with highlights from Plymouth’s art, human history, natural history, film, photographic and archive collections.

Major commissions by five international contemporary artists, research and learning spaces, a new shop and a Kitchen & Bar are some of the other main highlights.

All tickets can be booked this website with timed entry slots every 30 minutes throughout the day. Bookings can currently be made up to 1 November and demand is expected to be high. A new wave of tickets for the winter will be released in late October.

Martinware 'Wally Birds' on a shelf in The Box's 'Our Art' gallery

General admission tickets are free and include access to all the galleries, St Luke’s church and the ‘Kehinde Wiley: Ship of Fools’ exhibition in The Levinsky Gallery at The University of Plymouth.

Tickets can also be booked for The Box’s incredible ‘Mayflower 400: Legend and Legacy’ exhibition, which is free to all Plymouth residents and under 18s with a small £5 charge for non-residents aged 18+.

The exhibition is the largest commemorative Mayflower show in history and features more than 300 precious objects from the UK, USA and Netherlands.

Plymouth City Council Leader Tudor Evans said:

This is such an exciting moment for the city and I can’t believe the opening date is just three weeks away. We’re expecting to be really busy as people come in to experience this fantastic new visitor attraction for the first time after four long years of development. I’d urge everybody to book their tickets as soon as they can!

The 'Bomb Book' on display in The Box's 'Active Archives' gallery

A range of safety and social distancing measures will be in place at The Box to help visitors feel as comfortable as possible. They include:

  • Reduced capacity and clearly marked one way systems in key areas of circulation
  • Increased invigilation by staff and volunteers
  • Hand sanitising facilities and enhanced cleaning
  • In line with government guidance, face coverings are mandatory for all visitors aged 11+

Why not start planning your visit now?

Anyone who signs up for a membership before 9.30am on Thursday can enjoy priority booking and reserve their tickets straight away. Packages start at just £25 and are available for both individuals and households. Visit the memberships page for full details.

We'll see you online at 10am this Thursday!