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Natural History - Oct 2020

Displaying insects & biodiversity

We have over 100,000 insects in our collections at The Box, and we wanted to reflect this in the new natural history gallery, Mammoth.

Historic diversity in the Royal Navy
History - Oct 2020

Historic diversity in the Royal Navy

Historically, Royal Navy crews were a diverse group, not only originating from many different regions in Britain but also abroad.

The Box opens to great acclaim
Press Release - Oct 2020

'An incredible asset to our outstanding city' - The Box opens to great acclaim

More than 10,000 people have visited The Box since it opened two weeks ago. The city’s new museum, gallery and archive has been fully booked each day, with visitors sharing their overwhelmingly positive feedback on social media.

Bill Miller: Local Hero
History - Oct 2020

Bill Miller: Local Hero

Born in East Street, Stonehouse, on 15 July 1890, William Alexander Miller, known as Bill Miller, was the son of an immigrant father and an English mother. His father, the son of a freed slave, was born in Sierra Leone, West Africa. After finding work on a British ship, he eventually settled in Stonehouse.

'A New Normal' winners revealed
Press Release - Oct 2020

'A New Normal' winners revealed

The winners of our ‘A New Normal’ photography competition have been chosen and presented with their prizes.

Culture Recovery Fund boost for The Box
Press Release - Oct 2020

Culture Recovery Fund Award

The Box has received a welcome boost of £423,000 in the first round of Arts Council England’s Culture Recovery Fund.

Figureheads project wins national award
Press Release - Sep 2020

Ground breaking figureheads project wins national award

The Box’s ambitious project to conserve and restore 14 gigantic Royal Naval ship’s figureheads has triumphed in the Restoration/Conservation Project of the Year category at the Museums + Heritage Awards.

Antony Gormley sculpture unveiled
Press Release - Sep 2020

Antony Gormley sculpture unveiled

Plymouth’s latest piece of major public art has been officially revealed.

Micro-commission artists continue to enjoy success
Art - Sep 2020

Micro-commission artists continue to enjoy success

Over the summer we rolled out a series of contemporary art micro-commissions by artists from Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall.

Ready, set, go! Ticket bookings for The Box go live
Press Release - Sep 2020

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

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).

Schools Update: Visits, workshops and online resources
News - Sep 2020

Schools Update: Visits, workshops and online resources

As schools return to the classroom, we're busy counting down to the opening of The Box. After a very unusual few months, it's a time for new beginnings. We're marking this by launching a suite of new resources and activities to support schools so they can explore the history of the voyage of the Mayflower.

The Box | Education Programme Announcement
Press Release - Sep 2020

Education programme spans Prehistoric mammoths to the present day

We're thrilled to be able to reveal more details about our innovative education programme, bookings for which go live from 10 September.