We place families at the heart of our offer, providing a fun and informative experience for everyone. Explore amazing artwork and fascinating objects with children:
- Learn about Plymouth and the creatures that once lived here
- Adventure around our galleries with one of our trails
- Create something inspired by what you’ve discovered
Bookings are now open! Visit our Plan Your Visit page to book.
Our Trails are designed to encourage families to explore together, helping you to find out more about what’s in The Box, reimagine the past and ask big questions about the world around us.
The Trails can be collected from our Welcome Desk. Once you had fun using them to explore the galleries, head back there and collect your free sticker! You can also view or download a slightly different version for use on your own device.
Our fun 'I Wonder' sessions have been specially created for children aged six months to four years and their parents/guardians/carers. They run in six-week blocks each term and our next block will begin in September and details will be confirmed on this website soon. The sessions familiarise young children with The Box, introduce them to our artworks and objects, and encourage them to make their own creations to take home.
Pushchairs and Wheelchairs
The Box is fully accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs. There is a small area for a few buggies near to the entrance.
Baby Changing Room
There are baby changing facilities in all of the accessible toilets. If there is anything you need, please ask at the Welcome Desk and we can help.
Eating and Drinking
We recommend a visit to our child friendly Box Kitchen & Bar where there are highchairs with trays, a children’s menu and tap water is available for everyone. Please help us to look after our artwork and objects by not eating or drinking in the galleries.
Breastfeeding and infant bottle-feeding can take place anywhere at The Box. The Box is accredited with Plymouth Latch On. Box Kitchen & Bar will provide hot water for warming bottles of milk on request.
Visit Our Shop
The shop stocks an exciting range of children’s products, games and books from fossils and soft toys to art materials. There are plenty of pocket money items for children costing £5 and under.
Tell Us What You Think
We hope you enjoy your visit to The Box. We like to know how we can improve so if you have any comments please contact us.