Tours, Trains, Ruffs and Cuffs

There are a number of exciting events this Wednesday including three at St Andrews Church as it concludes its ‘Words and Music’ performances and runs tours of the Minster and the Prysten House. Clive Charlton and Nigel Overton explore Plymouth’s back yard with a train ride and walk of the Tamar Valley, or why not pop along to the City Museum and make Elizabethan style paper ruffs and cuffs inspired by the days of Drake and Shakespeare?


Battle of Jutland 100

This Tuesday why not visit Ford Park Cemetery and their exhibition of sports and sporting personalities in Plymouth, or venture to North Prospect and enjoy the Museum House on Cookworthy Road? At lunchtime, hear more about the centenary of the Battle of Jutland at the City Museum. Later on there’s another chance to tour the Royal Citadel and, in the evening, a guided walk of Drake’s Place at Plymouth University.

The final week begins

We’re entering the final week of this year’s History Festival, but there’s still plenty to enjoy on bank holiday Monday! The ever popular Devonport Naval Heritage Centre Open Day will take place tomorrow, with a chance to board an RMAS Support Vessel for a Harbour tour, or descend beneath the waves for a tour of HMS Courageous! Elsewhere in Devonport, why not pop along to Devonport Park for a children’s treasure trail?

Another busy Sunday

The Green Man Festival continues on Sunday – there’s also an opportunity to enjoy additional exhibitions at Mount Edgcumbe including ‘Forgotten Wrecks of WW1’, ‘The Metta Catherina’ and a look into classic English landscapes in celebration of the 300th anniversary of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. There’s a tour of the Masonic Lodge in Plymouth and a chance to find out more about historic Freemasonry’s connection with the city. You can also tour the Millfields Royal Naval Hospital in Stonehouse with Museum Curator Nigel Overton.

Super Saturday!

There’s a lot on offer this Saturday in Plymouth and beyond. Exhibitions and family activities kick off the half term holiday at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery. There are exhibitions on display at Ford Park Cemetery, Saltram House, Buckland Abbey and Whitsand Bay Fort Holiday Park too. Saltram also hosts another ‘Raiders of the Lost Gardens’ event and ‘Grand Tour’. The ‘Damnation Alley’ audio walk is available on the Barbican. Two big events will also be taking place – the annual ‘Lord Mayor’s Festival’ in Plymouth’s city centre and the ‘Green Man’ at Mount Edgcumbe.

The best preserved Victorian defence in Plymouth

Head up to Crownhill Fort this Friday for their Open Day, with tours of the underground spaces and canon firing, all set within the best preserved Victorian Defence in Plymouth! Nigel Overton from the City Museum leads a walk around Devonport – you can even climb the Column and enjoy pizza from the Column Bakehouse. And, just in case you haven’t seen them all yet, you have a choice of eight exhibitions to attend!

A packed programme for Thursday

This Thursday join Museum Learning Officer Tony Davey for a guided walk through the city examining Plymouth’s post war reconstruction. There are tours to enjoy at the Synagogue; Saltram House and the Royal Citadel, plus a talk about the Battle of Jutland at the Devonport Naval Heritage Centre. There’s also another opportunity to visit the North Prospect Museum and see their 2016 Blitz-themed exhibition!