Planet Ocean

Planet Ocean

16 Mar 2024 - 23 Feb 2025

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am-5pm and bank holidays

Plymouth is 'Britain's Ocean City' and we are all part of one connected ocean. Come and immerse yourselves in an exhibition that explores pivotal moments in our past and present relationship with the sea.

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Free admission. No need to book.

With Plymouth Sound as one of the most studied and significant stretches of water in the world, and groundbreaking marine research taking place in the city that directly combats climate change and impacts global policy, Planet Ocean looks at how we can study, use and take inspiration from familiar waters to play a part in a global movement to safeguard the sea.

The exhibition uses the overarching themes of plankton, pollution, people and planet to share facts, key findings, objects and stories; inspiring hope in the face of the climate crisis and empowering everyone who visits to become ocean advocates.

Specimens, objects and artworks on display are drawn from the natural history, art and social history collections at The Box. The exhibition is supported by a range of partners including the Marine Biological Association, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, University of Plymouth and South West-based ocean conservation organisations.

How inappropriate to call this planet ‘Earth’ when it is clearly ‘Ocean’.

Arthur C. Clarke