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The Box Plymouth

Tavistock Place

Tel: 01752 304774

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Woolly Mammoth display


Free entry


COVID-19 Response

  • COVID-19 measures in place

About us

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.


All The Box’s exhibitions this spring are free with no need to book in advance, and there’s a brilliant variety of artists, art forms and historical insights on display for you to enjoy.

See how historic craft practices like beadwork, joinery, metalsmithing and pottery have endured across centuries in ‘Another Crossing – Artists Revisit the Mayflower Voyage’ (26 Feb – 5 Jun). Explore the work of more than 40 female sculptors from the post-war period in ‘Breaking the Mould: Sculpture by Women since 1945’ (26 Mar – 5 Jun).

See new works by Canadian artist Zadie Xa (2 Apr – 5 Jun) and Italian artist Maurizio Anzeri (2 Apr – 4 Sep) inspired by our collections. From lace to latex, and the 1700s to the present day, learn about Plymouth’s fashion past and future in ‘Dress Code – Fashion Stories from The Box’ (2 Apr – 4 Sep).


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.

Safety Measures

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

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  • 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

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Open All Year
  • Shop

Key Features

  • In town/city centre

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Contactless payment accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth


Map & Directions

Opening Times

Season (29 Sept 2020 - 31 Jan 2023)
Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* General Opening Text


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