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The Box Museum in Plymouth is the UK’s biggest new museum of 2020, and was due to open its doors to the public this coming weekend 16-17 May.
While due to coronavirus and the government’s social distancing guidelines the opening of The Box has been postponed until later in 2020, this coming weekend, The Box will mark its original opening date with a series of exciting digital events, competitions and offerings for adults & children, taking place all day on Saturday 16th May and Sunday 17th May.
From 360˚ VR tours of the Mammoth Gallery and the Figureheads, to competitions for the chance to win some cuddly Gus Honeybuns and cuddly woolly mammoth toys, to new videos that document The Box museum’s journey to completion so far as well as giving a glimpse of what the museum looks like – The Box weekend promises to be full of fun for the whole family!
About The Box
The Box is a major new cultural and heritage attraction set to open in Plymouth’s city centre in 2020 as part of the Mayflower 400 commemorations.
The Museum and Art Gallery, former Central Library and St Luke’s Church buildings have been transformed into a venue and visitor experience fit for the 21st century with a series of large-scale galleries will highlight the city’s fine art, decorative art, natural history, human history, film, photographic and archive collections.
Additional galleries will be dedicated to a changing programme of exciting temporary exhibitions that mark key anniversaries and showcase the work of high-profile artists. There will also be café, retail, education and research spaces, an ambitious events programme, plus a new outdoor piazza.
The Box is led by Plymouth City Council in partnership with the University of Plymouth and the National Museum of the Royal Navy. It is supported by a range of funders including Plymouth City Council, National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England.