Free entry, though some exhibitions will have an additional charge
- Advance booking essential
- COVID-19 measures in place
- Face mask essential (not provided)
The Box is Plymouth's major new museum, art gallery and archive.
Nine permanent galleries showcase the city’s incredible collections and include 14 monumental ships’ figureheads, thousands of natural history specimens, a full-size woolly mammoth replica, objects, film and photography, documents, maps and plans.
The Box's exhbition programme focuses on sharing stories of international and local significance through brand new gallery and exhbition spaces. It's also created a major new public square (Tavistock Place) for performances, events and artistic responses.
Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters – 21 October 2021 to 27 February 2022
This once-in-a-lifetime exhibition includes more than 300 amazing Aboriginal artworks by over 100 different artists. Paintings, sculpture, multimedia and more are all shown here in Plymouth for the first time outside Australia.
Visit The Box for an epic journey across three deserts. Immerse yourself in the world’s oldest continuing culture and learn more about how to live alongside, work and connect with where you live.
Plymouth has long been the starting point for voyages that have had huge consequences for indigenous societies around the world. As a key part of the nationwide UK/Australia season of culture 2021/22 which marks 250 years of shared history, ‘Songlines’ gives voice to the creativity of Australia’s First Peoples.
You may not be able to travel to the other side of the world this autumn/winter, but you will be able to experience it at The Box.
The exhibition is free to Plymouth residents (first four tickets), members of The Box and under 18s. Tickets for non-residents aged 18+ are £10 (£7.50 concessions).
Food and Drink
The Box Kitchen & Bar is one of Plymouth’s best places to eat and serves a great selection of delicious dishes made with the best local ingredients. Advance booking is recommended. The Little Box café on Tavistock Place serves an equally delicious range of locally sourced snacks and drinks. Find out more on The Box’s website.
The Box has a great gift shop where you can buy from a wonderful range of keepsakes and gifts. You can also browse and buy online 24/7 before or after your visit.
The Box is still working hard to make sure everyone who visits is safe. Staff are still wearing face coverings and visitors are also encouraged to while they’re on site. Hand sanitising facilities are also available.
Why not support The Box by becoming a member? Members will receive exclusive offers, special behind-the-scenes glimpses and unlimited free entry to chargeable exhibitions. Packages are available for individuals and households and start at just £25. Find out more on The Box's website.
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - •Four wheelchairs and one electric scooter available on site. If you'd like to book one, please get in touch with The Box direct •Two lifts providing access between floors and across the museum and gallery space (available for visitors with access needs only)
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Ramp/Level Access - at rear in Tavistock place
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors - •A fully accessible Changing Places toilet (which includes a hoist, height adjustable changing bench, shower and height adjustable sink) Baby change facilities available
- On-Site café/restaurant
- On-site Restaurant/Cafe
- Open All Year
- In town/city centre
- Blue Badge Guides admitted free
- Contactless payment accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Visa accepted
- Family Fun
- Marketed towards children
- Marketed towards families
- Marketed towards senior citizens
- Marketed towards student/youth
|Season (29 Sept 2020 - 31 Jan 2023)|
|Tuesday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
* General Opening Text