Arts & Culture
As the cultural centre of Devon and Cornwall there is always something to enjoy in Plymouth, from amazing art to family fun, brilliant music to fabulous festivals and plenty of historic attractions.
Art fans and history buffs can delight in discovering not only the fascinating past of Plymouth but collections from all around the world as the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery take their collections on tour due to a recent closure to make way for a new exciting historic and cultural centre; due to open in the year 2020.
In the meantime Plymouth has many more art centre's and galleries for you to explore.
Peninsula Arts Gallery produces an exciting and high quality public arts programme: exhibition all year round, and can be found on the Plymouth University Campus.
Plymouth Arts Centre is a nationally renowned centre for contemporary art, independent cinema and creative learning. Visitors will encounter art all over the building – in the Window Gallery, the Café and Restaurant and even on the external walls.
You can also enjoy what the historic Royal William Yard has to offer with it's array of Grade 1 listed, former Royal Naval buildings, coming alive with cafes, bars, restaurants, and home to Art Source Contemporary Gallery – an art gallery of fine art paintings, ceramics and glass.
Plymouth has been the home to legendary artists such as Beryl Cook, Robert Lenkiewicz and Sir Joshua Reynolds, founder and first President of the Royal Academy. Plymouth still has a thriving art scene today- just visit the independent galleries on the Barbican to see what talented local artists are producing.
This arts and culture destination offers regular public events including outdoor theatre productions, open-air cinemas, and arts and crafts markets.