Museums & Galleries
Celebrating Plymouth's History and Heritage is important to the people of the city, and this can be found within a variety of Museums and centres. Plymouth also prides itself in its artisitic talent and cultural diversity, offering an array of galleries, exhibitions and public art installations.
Plymouth's main Museum and Art Gallery is currently closed as Plymouth works towards the development of a major new visitor attraction that will proudly bring to life Plymouth’s rich and fascinating history.
Between now and 2020 they will be creating an exciting historic and cultural centre that will bring the Museum and Art Gallery and a number of significant archival collections on to one site. The centre will also breathe new life into some of our most influential historic figures such as Scott of the Antarctic and Sir France Drake, as well as share some of our most intriguing historic documents and gems with the public. Take a look at the loveourpast website for more information and for insights into some of the many items in the collections.
However, there's still plenty more to see…
Plymouth also has smaller, historic 'museums' and attractions such as the Elizabethan and Merchant's Houses, Mayflower Museum and Smeatons Tower as well as a host of wonderful art galleries, including Peninsular Arts, Radiant Gallery and Plymouth Arts Centre to name a few.
Many of these are situated around the historic Barbican or in the city centre. You will find classic and contemporary artwork from both local and national artists to suit all tastes and budgets.