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The Box | Blue plaque unveiled in honour of Plymouth air raid shelter
History - Apr 2021

Blue plaque unveiled in honour of Plymouth air raid shelter

A new plaque marking the site of an air raid shelter where nine people tragically lost their lives during the Blitz has been unveiled today.

The Box | Art collections at The Box boosted by new contemporary acquisitions
Press Release - Apr 2021

Art collections at The Box boosted by new contemporary acquisitions

The Contemporary Art Society has donated three works of art to The Box’s permanent collections. Plymouth’s major new museum, art gallery and archive has acquired a film and a diptych by multidisciplinary artist duo, Quinlan & Hastings. It’s also acquired a stunning porcelain work by Haitian-American artist, Morel Doucet.

The Box | Gus Honeybun - 60 and still famous
News - Apr 2021

Gus Honeybun - 60 and still famous

What do you think of when you think of birthdays? Party hats? Balloons? Cake? If you’re from Plymouth and in your late 30s or upwards you might think of a magic button and a hopping rabbit.

The Box | Blitz 80: King George VI microphone
History - Apr 2021

Blitz 80: King George VI microphone

This microphone with its chrome mouthpiece and black plastic base is from our historic collections and was used at a really important event connected to World War II.

The Box | HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
News - Apr 2021

HRH Prince Philip

In memory of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich (10 June 1921 - 9 April 2021).

The Box | Plymouth pays its respects to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Press Release - Apr 2021

Plymouth pays its respects to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

After the announcement of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, the city of Plymouth will be paying its respects.

The Box | Blitz 80: Images from the archives
History - Apr 2021

Blitz 80: Images from the archives

Royal visits, the role of women, that famous Resurgam sign and the re-building of the city.....here are some more insights about Plymouth and World War II to mark Blitz 80 using some key images from our archives.

The Box | Plymouth History Festival 2021
History - Apr 2021

Plymouth History Festival 2021

The Plymouth History Festival is set to return this year. It will run from 7-30 May with a series of exciting events brought to you from local heritage groups and The Box. The overarching theme for this year's Festival is wellbeing.

The Box | Blitz 80: Insights from the archives
History - Apr 2021

Blitz 80: Insights from the archives

We'll be continuing to mark the 80th anniversary of the Blitz throughout April. Here, thanks to documents held within the city's archives, we highlight two lesser-known stories about Plymouth during the Second World War.

The Box | Blitz 80: The Bomb Book
History - Apr 2021

Blitz 80: The Bomb Book

We continue our commemorations for the 80th anniversary of the Plymouth Blitz with a document, well-known to many as the ‘bomb book’. It was compiled during World War II by the Town Clerk’s Department, which was based at Pounds House. It and can be seen on display in our 'Active Archives' gallery when we re-open from 18 May.

The Box | The Box to receive £211,500 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund
Press Release - Apr 2021

The Box to receive £211,500 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

The Box has received a further funding boost to help it deal with the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a grant of £211,500 from the second round of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.

The Box | Behind The Scenes: The 'Plymouth Panorama'
Art - Mar 2021

Behind The Scenes: The 'Plymouth Panorama'

The ‘Our Art’ gallery at The Box showcases a range of works from our fine art collections. On one wall we’ve gathered over 30 artworks that show different views of Plymouth. Here, our Art Curator, explains the display in more detail and reveals what it took to create.