The Box, Plymouth

In the heart of Plymouth, a symbol for the city's current regeneration and a museum for the future

<p>The Box from Tavistock Place (credit Wayne Perry)</p>
<p>The Box, Plymouth</p>

The Box is a major redevelopment scheme and a symbol for the city's current regeneration and future.

The vision is to transform the existing museum and art gallery on North Hill into a new, unique visitor attraction. Showcasing Plymouth’s rich and colourful history, as well as hosting ground-breaking exhibitions, musical compositions and performances, The Box will be a venue of international significance. 

The Box is expected to open for the Mayflower 400 commemorations in Spring 2020 and will bring together the collections of Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery; the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office; the Local History Collections of the Central Library; the South West Film and Television Archive; the South West Image Bank, and some of the Naval Heritage Centre collections in Devonport, with a curated, contemporary programme complemented by rich academic research, from The Arts Institute

View the stunning plans, showing how Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, the Central Library building and St Luke’s Church were transformed into a world class visitor attraction.

Plymouth’s newest history centre project, The Box

“What is distinctive about The Box is the spirit of connection,” says Professor Dafydd Moore, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts,  Humanities and Business, and the University’s lead representative on the project. “It is about moving people, mentally and physically, to other places such as Smeaton’s Tower or the Elizabethan House. It is about allowing Plymothians to reconnect with the history of their city as a whole, and allowing visitors to make sense of the rich historical landscape they are visiting when they spend time in Plymouth.”

Read the full article in our alumni magazine, Invenite.