• The Box

    The Box is a new cultural and heritage attraction in Plymouth

The Box Plymouth

Plymouth Museum | Gallery Plymouth


Museum Plymouth UK

The Box is Plymouth's and the South West's major new museum, art gallery and archive. It is just a short walk from the main city centre, Drake Circus shopping mall, train and coach station. 

The permanent galleries and exhibitions are filled with highlights from the city's art, human history, media, film and archive collections. Every museum must have a natural history gallery, but Plymouth’s stands out from the crowd with a life-size model of a woolly mammoth built in Minnesota and shipped over.

The collections tell the stories of a nation and include the UK’s most significant collection of explorer materials, the Plymouth Bomb Book, evidencing the most destructive raids of the Second World War and proof that Devon invented the Cornish pasty. The 100 Journeys gallery is an interactive exploration of the epic voyages that began in Plymouth, from Sir Francis Drake to Walter Scott and all the way up to Greta Thunberg. 

Or, use the research facilities to discover more about your local and family history. Including the Mayflower. 

The Box Plymouth Events

Throughout the year, you can hear talks, see tours and live music, and participate in creative family workshops. 

The Box Plymouth Opening Times

Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays

Opening hours - 10am-5pm 

The Box Plymouth Prices

Admission is free. You don't need to book a ticket unless you want to reserve a space in the Cottonian Research Room.

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Stay at Future Inn Plymouth

Future Inns has 143 rooms with everything you would expect and more for a night away. The hotel offers free parking and free WiFi to all guests. All bedrooms sleep up to four guests, so they are family-friendly and ideal for groups. Plus, under 12s stay for free, and kids eat free. Just under 4 miles north of Plymouth city centre, you are close to all of the attractions, including Plymouth Hoe, Royal William Yard and the National Marine Aquarium.

The Box is a 11-minute drive from Future Inn Plymouth. There are several pay and display car parks nearby. Alternatively, it would take around 17-minutes on public transport, with regular buses going from outside the hotel. Or 17-minutes by bike.  Did you know we're a cycle-friendly hotel?   


Bedrooms at Future Inn Plymouth

Make a reservation

Book direct for the best rates guaranteed, with rooms from £67 per room per night.

Book your stay online, where we guarantee the best rate, or with our Reservations Team on 01752 701000 or email reservations.plymouth@futureinns.co.uk.

Book with confidence

We know flexibility is necessary now more than ever, so we've changed our rates to give our guests more choice. We've got you covered with super flexible hotel rates offering free cancellation and semi-flexible rates offering great value stays with plenty of options.

Future Inn Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, get double points when you dine in the restaurant. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem when you dine in the restaurant (you'll also get double points, too!) and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join!

Dishes on the menu in Fishbone Restaurant

Plymouth Restaurant

Fishbone Restaurant is ideal to fuel up before or after the event. The team serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. An early-bird dining menu starts at 4pm and you can indulge on 3 courses for £25

A large selection of drinks is also available, including popular local brands. Our Devon and Cornwall drink selection includes Atlantic IPA, Offshore, Tarquins Gin and Plymouth Gin. An extensive gin and mixer menu and 2 for £15 cocktails.

Bookings can be made on 01752 701000 or fishbone@futureinns.co.uk. Alternatively, you can book online:


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