The Box

A packed summer programme starts at The Box this July

The Box has put together an exciting programme for the summer and activities begin later this month!

Imagination Museum

The Box will welcome Made by Katie Green’s ‘Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400’ on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 July. Come along to Tavistock Place and enjoy free 30-minute live performances at 11am, 1pm and 3pm that explore the stories of the 102 men, women, children and crew who sailed from England to America aboard the Mayflower in 1620. Creative activities and a screening of a film created in partnership with local community groups will also be on offer afterwards. The performances and creative activities are free with no need to book in advance.


Outdoor Film Screenings

Lights, camera, action! Tavistock Place will also be the place to watch a range of classic and family-friendly films in the sunshine and under the stars from Thursday 22 July until Sunday 8 August. A special pop-up film screen on the side of St Luke’s church will also show archive film footage from The Box’s media collections as well as episodes from its ‘The Box on Screen’ and ‘A Closer Look’ film programmes. Plymouth Arts Cinema will also host screenings on Friday 30 July, Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August as part of its highly popular Outdoor Cinema programme.

Family & Friends: Reynolds at Port Eliot

A new exhibition will open at The Box on Saturday 24 July. 'Family & Friends: Reynolds at Port Eliot' will explore the enduring connection between Plympton-born artist, Sir Joshua Reynolds and the Eliot family of Port Eliot in St Germans, Cornwall. On display until 5 September, the exhibition will paint an intimate picture of how a rare fusion of patronage and genuine friendship supported Plymouth’s most famous portrait painter throughout his life.

Summer arts and crafts

Free, drop-in arts and crafts activities for families will also be on offer at The Box throughout the summer holidays. Sessions will run from 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and will take their inspiration from The Box’s galleries and collections. Activities kick off on Tuesday 27 July with a focus on the amazing Bronze Age finds in the ‘Port of Plymouth’ gallery.


Historic sites

Elsewhere, the historic Elizabethan House will reopen on Tuesday 20 July. Tickets to visit this newly restored and reinterpreted historic gem will be available to book from The Box’s website or in person from The Box or the Barbican Tourist Information Centre from 1 July. Smeaton’s Tower is set to reopen on Friday 30 July. Tickets do not need to be booked in advance and can be purchased on arrival at the lighthouse.


The Box,

Tavistock Place | Plymouth | PL4 8AX



t:  01752 304774

Unknown 08.07.08.png