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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.

The Box | Aftermath of The Blitz
Art - Mar 2021

Blitz 80: Aftermath of The Blitz

80 years ago Plymouth was reeling from two massive bombing raids which marked the start of the Blitz. This oil painting from our art collections dates from 1947 and is called ‘Aftermath of the Blitz‘.

The Box | Anti-Racism Update
News - Mar 2021

Anti-Racism Update

In a statement that we shared on 9 June 2020 about our commitment to anti-racism at The Box, we undertook to communicate the ways in which we would make meaningful change in the fight against racism, through our galleries, exhibitions, events, learning offer, internal and external communications and other areas across the organisation. We’d like to take this opportunity to let you know what we’ve been doing since that time.

The Box | South West artists selected for development bursaries
Press Release - Mar 2021

South West artists selected for development bursaries

The Box has awarded six development bursaries to artists from across the South West. Each bursary is worth £1,000 and can be used by the artists to support existing or new projects and/or research.

The Box | The Box confirms re-opening date and new additions to its exhibition programme
Press Release - Mar 2021

The Box confirms re-opening date and new additions to its exhibition programme

The Box has revealed a re-opening date of Tuesday 18 May following a five month closure due to COVID-19 – and it has plenty of plans in place for an exciting summer and autumn.

The Box | Blitz 80: The bombing of the Westminster Hotel
History - Mar 2021

Blitz 80: The bombing of the Westminster Hotel

Like many other British cities, Plymouth was a target for aerial bombardment by the German airforce during the Second World War with the most intense air raids taking place between 20 March and 30 April 1941. At least 1,140 high explosive bombs, 17 paramines and thousands of incendiaries were dropped. Behind these stark statistics lie the poignant stories of people.