Creating The Box and continuing to welcome visitors to engage with our treasured collections, inspiring spaces and enthralling activities would not be possible without the generous support of many valued partners:

Founding Funders

Plymouth City Council
National Lottery Heritage Fund
Arts Council England
Coastal Communities Fund
Garfield Weston Foundation
Wolfson Foundation
University of Plymouth
Norman Hine (legacy)
EU Interreg MMIAH
Mayflower 400

Principal Partners

Plymouth City Council
University of Plymouth
South West Film and Television Archive
South West Image Bank (Plymouth Barbican Trust)


British Film Institute
Ministry of Defence
National Museum of the Royal Navy
Devonport Naval Heritage Centre

Gallery Partners

Babcock International, supporting Port of Plymouth gallery.

Figurehead Sponsors

Plymouth Citybus, supporting Royal William figurehead.
Willmott Dixon, supporting Aurora figurehead.

Project Sponsors and Funding Partners

CityFibre, supporting The Box on Screen.
Art Fund, supporting engagement and acquisitions such as our Martinware crab.


Hilary Lade
Mark Wilson