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You can help to create a major new visitor attraction that will proudly bring to life Plymouth’s rich history and tell the stories of our legends and heroes.
We are asking the public to offer ideas and suggestions to build our new exciting historic and cultural centre that will breathe life into our most influential historic figures such as Scott, Darwin and Drake, and tell some of our most fascinating and intriguing stories and spread the word about how Plymouth shaped the modern world.
Plans so far…
The ambitious plans will transform the existing Museum on North Hill into a cutting-edge, interactive centre, three times its existing size in a project that will need a £21M investment. These plans improve and add to previous proposals for a ‘History Centre’.
The centre will attract more visitors, create local jobs and boost the city’s economy, as well as providing more opportunities for residents to discover the city they live in by developing a ‘not to be missed’ attraction that will open by January 2018.
Plymouth City Council is leading the project with crucial partners including: Plymouth University, Plymouth College of Art, the MOD, the Register Office, the South West Film and Television Archives and the South West Image Bank Archive, plus many others.
To help gather public opinion and generate exciting ideas for an attraction that is in demand, the themes below are guiding the development of the History Centre:
Touch, don’t just look! - Visitors will get involved and touch displays – they will not be passive recipients.
Discover - Visitors will find, uncover and engage with the stories behind the collections in different ways.
A living archive - Artists and other practitioners will use and develop the collections so that they grow and remain relevant for future generations.
Inspirational and unique - People will be proud of the beautiful things we look after as a city and will shout out about our collections of national and international interest.
The Council is keen to stress that there is plenty of opportunity for anyone interested to feed into discussions and shape the vision and direction of the centre. Please email email@example.com.