Tuesday 10 May 2022

Anchorage Tour
Tamar Bridge Visitor Centre, Pemros Road, St Budeaux, Plymouth PL5 1LP

Free. Advance booking is essential

Join a Tamar Crossings volunteer tour guide to find out more about what goes on behind the scenes at the Tamar Bridge. You’ll go inside the anchorage and see an area normally closed to the public.

Given the nature of the location of the anchorage (an enclosed space with steep steps), we may not be able to meet certain specific accessibility requirements. Please note a minimum age of 11 years applies to this tour.

This event is free but pre-booking is required here.

Spring 2022 Exhibitions and Galleries
10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday and Bank Holidays
The Box, Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AX
Free. Donations welcome. No need to book

Local and maritime history, natural history, film, photography and archives….. Craft, sculpture, contemporary art inspired by historic objects, social history, fine art, fashion and textiles….. There’s plenty to see and enjoy in The Box’s permanent galleries and temporary exhibitions this May.

Find out more here.

High Street Heritage Action Zone Tuesday Trundle #1
10.30am for an 11am start
Meet by the Local Heroes of Plymouth sculptures in the middle of the North Cross Roundabout
Free. Advance booking essential

Access all areas! The city centre of Plymouth became the ‘new major’ shopping centre of the West Country after WWII. Plans were put in place during the war and the vision was put together at speed. Come and explore the footprint of the original ring road, with its roundabouts and long lost pedestrian subways that were a main feature of the original design.

Book vis mrsdmaughan@gmail.com

Bridging the Tamar Guided Tour
Tamar Bridge Visitor Centre, Pemros Road, St Budeaux, Plymouth, PL5 1LP

Free. Advance booking is essential

Join Tamar Crossings for a guided tour of the two wonderful bridges spanning the River Tamar, an iconic part of Plymouth’s maritime heritage.

Join Tamar Crossings for a guided tour of the two wonderful bridges spanning the River Tamar, an iconic part of Plymouth’s maritime heritage.

We will start the talk in the amphitheatre at the Bridging the Tamar Centre, a viewpoint that offers stunning views of the Tamar Bridge, Royal Albert Bridge and the river. We will then walk onto the Tamar Bridge, where we can look more closely at the road bridge and experience the wonderful views of the river and the Royal Albert Bridge.

The tour will take between 40 minutes to an hour depending on questions and the pace of the group. The event is free but booking is required here.

The Past, Present and Future of Drake’s Island
A Historical Association and University of Plymouth History Department talk
Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus PL4 8AA
See below for prices. Advance booking advised

Drake’s Island has long been a fascination for the people of Plymouth. The talk will explore the history of the Island as a private place of pilgrimage for the Valletort Family, a Tax Collection centre, a Refuge, Fort, State Prison and Adventure Centre.

It will take a close look at how the Garrison and Adventure Centre staff lived and worked on the Island. A photographic tour of the Island now, and how the Island will be incorporated into the desired vision of the current owner will be followed by ample opportunity to ask questions.

Robert King, Drake’s Island Warden, is a Royal Engineer veteran of 22 years. He spent 10 years running Marine Conservation sites in South East Asia and the Caribbean.

Standard £6 / Concessions £4 / Free for UoP students via SPiA / Free for members of the Historical Association and for members of the Devon History Society. Find out more here.

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