10th September, 2020

The Box – how to book tickets and visit by train

Tickets are now on general release for The Box, Plymouth’s brand new museum and gallery, which opens on Tuesday 29th September.

The Box is home to six outstanding national collections, over two million artefacts, archives, films and photographs, more than a dozen Victorian naval figureheads and even a woolly mammoth.


To coincide with the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, there is a special exhibition called Mayflower 400: Legacy and Legend. It is created in partnership with over 100 museums, libraries and archives across the UK, US and The Netherlands. Many of the artefacts are coming to Plymouth for the first time or returning to the city for the first time in 400 years.

General admission is free (booking essential), while the Mayflower 400 exhibition is £5 (free for Plymouth residents).

Visiting by train

The Box is in Plymouth city centre, a short walk from Plymouth station (0.5 miles – see map).

Remember to travel safely this summer – face coverings must be worn on public transport and in indoor spaces at stations unless you are exempt. (Face coverings are also required inside The Box).

Please buy your ticket online on the GWR app or website. Please also remember to wash your hands and use social distancing. Read more on GWR’s Coronavirus advice page.