The Box February 2019 Image by Paul White Photography

The Box

The Box is Ply­mouth’s major new muse­um, art gallery and archive.

A place where heritage meets contemporary art and archives meet interaction. A museum, gallery and archive. A Kitchen & Bar. A cafe. A place that you can make your own, and where there's always something new to discover.

The Box brings six outstanding collections of art, human history, natural history, film, photography and archival material together, showcased in a series of exciting spaces.

The Box has an ambitious exhibition programme running throughout the year. This summer, exhibitions featuring painting, contemporary art, fashion and textiles and social history are on display, including 'George Shaw: The Local' (18 Jun-4 Sep), 'because the night belongs to us' (25 Jun-4 Sep), 'Dress Code - Fashion Stories from The Box' (until 4 Sep) and 'Maurizio Anzeri: On The Move' (until 11 Sep). In late 2022, it will be one of the host venues for 'British Art Show 9'.

In addition to its standard opening hours of 10am-5pm Tuesday to Sunday, The Box is open from 10am-5pm on Easter, May and August Bank Holidays. It's closed on the Christmas and New Year Bank Holidays. The Cottonian Research Room is available by appointment Tuesday to Saturday.

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