Tuesday 24 May 2022

Active Archives Workshop: Sources for Local History
The Box, Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AX
Free. Advance booking is essential

Find out about the wealth of sources at The Box for discovering more about your local community, from visual items such as photographs, maps and plans, to written documents such as title deeds and surveys.

Archivist Claire Skinner will help you to make the best use of catalogues and finding aids, to open up The Box and find out what it holds for your community.

Find out more 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.

Murder, Mystery, Mayhem Exhibition
Visitor Centre, Ford Park Cemetery, Ford Park Road, Plymouth PL4 6NT
Free. No need to book

An exhibition telling the stories of the some of the residents of the cemetery who met grisly ends.

Stories included the death of a sea captain at the hands of his crew, the murder of a young girl by her jealous boyfriend, the execution of a soldier by the IRA, policemen who died in the course of carrying out their duty, a whole family who perished in a horrific fire and the poisoning of a young woman through the ingestion of strychnine. 

Bridging the Tamar Guided Tour
Tamar Bridge Visitor Centre, Pemros Road, 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.

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.

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