Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
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Get a taste of our collections on display with our audio guides! You can download these files onto your personal MP3 player or phone to use within the museum.
Ancient Egypt gallery
Recording time - 3 minutes 15 seconds
File format MPEG (mp3) – 2.98MB
Recording time - 2 minutes 56 seconds
File format MPEG (mp3) - 2.68MB
Bringing the World to Plymouth gallery
Recording time - 3 minutes 12 seconds
File format MPEG (mp3) - 2.93MB
Recording time - 3 minutes 20 seconds
File format MPEG (mp3) - 3.06MB
Recording time - 1 minute 57 seconds
File format MPEG (mp3) - 1.79MB
Plymouth: Port and Place gallery
Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, we have been able to record and present fifteen ‘From Plymouth to Pole’ audios files alongside our Scott and Plymouth’s Antarctic connections display. For more information and resources on Scott, please visit the Scott mini-site.
Robert Falcon Scott
About the man, his Plymouth roots and two of our Scott treasures; the Scott Christening Cup and Scott’s Skis.
They Sailed with Scott
Brief biographies of five men with Plymouth connections who sailed with Scott, including Plymouth born Francis Davies RN.
More Antarctic Associations
Five more Plymouth links with Antarctic exploration; then and now.
Recording time - 2 minutes 19 seconds
File format MPEG (mp3) - 2.13MB
Recording time - 2 minutes 9 seconds
File format MPEG (mp3) - 1.96MB
Recording time - 2 minutes 35 seconds
File format MPEG (mp3) - 2.37MB
We hope that these will enhance your visit. If you've used the audio guides, we'd like to hear your thoughts on them. So if you have any feedback, please get in touch by emailing us.
Students studying English at Plymouth University worked with the Museum to learn more about Interpretation, and produced the guide below.
Porcelain's progress - an audio label for the Imari vase
Recording time - 1 minute 14 seconds
File format MPEG (mp3) - 582KB
Listen to audio guides on the Cottonian Collection site to find out more about the Cottonian Collection, its oil paintings, sculptures and mythological stories. These free downloads were originally produced for us in 2013 by the Young Explainers.
Behind the Canvas
Listen to some creative responses to three of paintings from our permanent art collection. These were researched and produced by English and Illustration students from Plymouth University.
Recording time - 6 minutes 19 seconds
File format MPEG (mp3) - 5.78MB
Recording time - 2 minutes 3 seconds
File format MPEG (mp3) - 1.88MB
Recording time - 7 minutes 39 seconds
File format MPEG (mp3) - 7.01MB
Other audio resources
Sir Joshua Reynolds: The Acquisition of Genius
Audio guides were produced by our Young Explainers group for this exhibition, which was on display from 21 November 2009 to 20 February 2010. You can find these on our Reynolds resources page.
Young Explainers also produced audio guides for the 'In Pursuit of Art' exhibition which was on display in 2012. You can find these on the Eastlake resources page.
Lens by Glenn Carter
Listen to an interview with artist Glenn Carter, whose 'Lens' commission was on display from 2010 to 2011.
Fine and decorative art collections
Although not on permanent display, we have produced some audio guides for three recent acquisitions by Kurt Jackson, Naoki Takeyama and a Portrait of Johann Friederich, the Elector of Saxony. Access these from our new acquisitions page along with images of the acquisitions.