Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

Galleries, exhibitions, loads of events, shop, cafe and free admission! Bright, welcoming and filled with natural history, human history and art!

Find us on North Hill, next to Plymouth's Central Library and opposite the University of Plymouth. Our main entrance door is situated on North Hill.

Make the most of your trip to the City Museum and Art Gallery with a visit to our shop and café.

Our café sells a range of teas and coffees, hot chocolate, bottled orange juice and water, a range of locally-produced sandwiches, snacks and cakes. With family friendly seating and a relaxed atmosphere it's an ideal place for you to enjoy something to eat and drink.

Our shop sells books, postcards, gift cards, toys, t-shirts, jewellery, craft items and more. Come along and browse through what's on offer and purchase a memento from the Museum or a present for a friend, loved one - or yourself!

Exhibitions and events

Art Bite: Sculpture in the Cottonian Collection

Permanent exhibition

Join Eleanor Barke one of our Young Explainers to learn how the various sculptures in the Cottonian Collection were created, and the role that sculpture can play in observational study. Everyone who...

Lunchtime Talk - From Timber to Turtleshell: The Conservation of Historic Furniture

Permanent exhibition

Join John Hartley, expert Furniture Conservator, as he talks about the techniques and treatments that have been used to conserve some of the key pieces of furniture within our Cottonian Collection as...

Art Bite - Oils in the Cottonian Collection

Permanent exhibition

Find out more about the topics and themes of the oil paintings in the Cottonian Collection as you are guided around the gallery space and introduced to the works by Katy Neuston one of our Young...

Art Bite - The China Connection

Permanent exhibition

Discover the story of porcelain from its origins in China to the ground-breaking work of Plymouth man, William Cookworthy in the UK and see examples from the Far East, Europe and UK in this 30 minute...

Art Bite: The Atrium Gallery

Permanent exhibition

Why not join us at 1pm for a 30-minute informal talk/tour around our Atrium Gallery and learn more about our Decorative Art collection? Admission is free but places are limited. Please collect a...

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