Since 2013, Plymouth History Festival has featured hundreds of events which have been attended by thousands of local residents and visitors. These have ranged from talks, guided walks and behind the scenes tours, to performances, family activities, exhibitions and displays, all designed to inform and entertain by engaging the public in Plymouth’s heritage.

This year, the Festival is taking a different approach. With social distancing restrictions to combat Covid-19 making such events impossible, we are releasing daily content on this site throughout the original festival dates. Keep your eyes peeled for articles, images, videos, audio and interactive challenges, including a weekly quiz! We have something for young and old alike, including work on such important anniversaries as VE Day, Mayflower 400 and Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

Why not follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with local history goings-on? Send us an email and let us know of any interesting historical Plymouth content that you’ve put or seen online – perhaps we can share it! Or take a look at some images from last year’s festival to whet your appetite for when we’ll all be able to enjoy Plymouth’s historic locations once more.

How to get involved

Follow our social media to stay up-to-date with the latest content.

Do you have any old photos of Plymouth? Or a memory of an important time in Plymouth’s history? Email us! We’d love to share them as part of #myplymouthhistory

Comment, like and share our blog posts, Facebook feed and/or tweets, and join in with the fun by letting us know your thoughts, or offering extra information!