What's on

What's on in August 2015

Key events in August



Calendar icon From 1 August 2015

Galleries and exhibitions

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent galleries and exhibitions running throughout the month.
Throughout August 2015


In the Frame: Plymouth's Portraits Revealed

See our newest acquisition - an early self-portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds - as well as portraits of characters in the collection who are rarely seen. Come face to face with some of Plymouth's maritime greats as well as important local faces and families.
Throughout August 2015


Fallen Emperor: Napoleon in Plymouth Sound in 1815

Our exhibition will be centred on the popular painting from our collections by Jules Girardet and will explore the differing perceptions of Napoleon on his journey to Plymouth.
Throughout August 2015


Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts: The Many Adventures of Enid Blyton

Immerse yourself in the world of Enid Blyton - one of the best-selling writers for children of all time - with this exhibition from Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books.
Throughout August 2015


Blyton-a-Thon Reading Record

Help put Plymouth on the reading map with a record breaking Enid Blyton challenge for children aged 5 to 12 years old.
Saturday 1 August 2015


Little mutton monster

Join us for this six mile ride starting at Stonehouse Creek taking you from the new Stonehouse Cycle Hub for a lap of Victoria Park before setting off to explore historic Devonport.
Sunday 2 August 2015


Calendar icon Week beginning 3 August 2015

Galleries and exhibitions

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent galleries and exhibitions running throughout the month.
Throughout August 2015


In the Frame: Plymouth's Portraits Revealed

See our newest acquisition - an early self-portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds - as well as portraits of characters in the collection who are rarely seen. Come face to face with some of Plymouth's maritime greats as well as important local faces and families.
Throughout August 2015


Fallen Emperor: Napoleon in Plymouth Sound in 1815

Our exhibition will be centred on the popular painting from our collections by Jules Girardet and will explore the differing perceptions of Napoleon on his journey to Plymouth.
Throughout August 2015


Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts: The Many Adventures of Enid Blyton

Immerse yourself in the world of Enid Blyton - one of the best-selling writers for children of all time - with this exhibition from Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books.
Throughout August 2015


Holiday drop-in: Drawing Joshua

Draw, colour and collage your own version of our Reynolds self-portrait.
Wednesday 5 August 2015


Holiday workshop: Creative Stencil Making

Make your own stencils and patterns using a mix of traditional and unusual materials.
Thursday 6 August 2015


Victoria Park figure of eight

Come and join us for a very gentle ride around Victoria Park, ideal for anyone just starting out on their cycling journey.
Sunday 9 August 2015


Calendar icon Week beginning 10 August 2015

Galleries and exhibitions

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent galleries and exhibitions running throughout the month.
Throughout August 2015


In the Frame: Plymouth's Portraits Revealed

See our newest acquisition - an early self-portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds - as well as portraits of characters in the collection who are rarely seen. Come face to face with some of Plymouth's maritime greats as well as important local faces and families.
Throughout August 2015


Fallen Emperor: Napoleon in Plymouth Sound in 1815

Our exhibition will be centred on the popular painting from our collections by Jules Girardet and will explore the differing perceptions of Napoleon on his journey to Plymouth.
Throughout August 2015


Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts: The Many Adventures of Enid Blyton

Immerse yourself in the world of Enid Blyton - one of the best-selling writers for children of all time - with this exhibition from Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books.
Throughout August 2015


Holiday drop-in: Contemporary Creations

Make your own creations inspired by the works on display in the Plymouth Contemporary Open at Peninsula Arts.
Wednesday 12 August 2015


Art Bite: The History of Plymouth Gin

Join our Business Manager for a walk around our foyer display about Plymouth Gin.
Wednesday 12 August 2015


Holiday workshop: Dress to Impress

Make paper clothes for paper versions of the characters from our illustrated family trails.
Thursday 13 August 2015


Flavour Fest

Smell the most delicious aromas in Plymouth City Centre as the South West's largest free food and drink festival returns to Plymouth.
Friday 14 to Sunday 16 August 2015


Calendar icon Week beginning 17 August 2015

Galleries and exhibitions

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent galleries and exhibitions running throughout the month.
Throughout August 2015


In the Frame: Plymouth's Portraits Revealed

See our newest acquisition - an early self-portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds - as well as portraits of characters in the collection who are rarely seen. Come face to face with some of Plymouth's maritime greats as well as important local faces and families.
Throughout August 2015


Fallen Emperor: Napoleon in Plymouth Sound in 1815

Our exhibition will be centred on the popular painting from our collections by Jules Girardet and will explore the differing perceptions of Napoleon on his journey to Plymouth.
Throughout August 2015


Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts: The Many Adventures of Enid Blyton

Immerse yourself in the world of Enid Blyton - one of the best-selling writers for children of all time - with this exhibition from Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books.
Throughout August 2015


Holiday drop-in: Billy Ruffians

Drop in, get 'ship shape' and design your own 'Billy Ruffian'!
Wednesday 19 August 2015


Holiday workshop: Blyton Badges

Make Enid Blyton-inspired badges!
Thursday 20 August 2015


Victoria Park figure of eight

Come and join us for a very gentle ride around Victoria Park, ideal for anyone just starting out on their cycling journey.
Sunday 23 August 2015


Sky Ride local: Air to moor

This ride is 13.8 miles long and starts near the airport right at the edge of the city, then heads for the peace of the moorland trails and quiet country lanes.
Sunday 23 August 2015


Calendar icon Week beginning 24 August 2015

Galleries and exhibitions

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent galleries and exhibitions running throughout the month.
Throughout August 2015


In the Frame: Plymouth's Portraits Revealed

See our newest acquisition - an early self-portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds - as well as portraits of characters in the collection who are rarely seen. Come face to face with some of Plymouth's maritime greats as well as important local faces and families.
Throughout August 2015


Fallen Emperor: Napoleon in Plymouth Sound in 1815

Our exhibition will be centred on the popular painting from our collections by Jules Girardet and will explore the differing perceptions of Napoleon on his journey to Plymouth.
Throughout August 2015


Holiday drop-in: Creative Flag Making

Design your own colourful flags.
Wednesday 26 August 2015


Art Bite: Plymouth Contemporary Open 2015

Meet a member of the team in the Museum foyer and then walk across the road with them to the Peninsula Arts gallery where the Plymouth Contemporary Open is being displayed.
Wednesday 26 August 2015


Holiday workshop: Egyptian Gods

Make a jointed Egyptian God and more.
Thursday 27 August 2015


Wild About Plymouth: Jurassic Lark

Chat to our dino experts, learn more about these amazing extinct creatures, enjoy some arts and craft activities and look at fossils too.
Friday 28 August 2015


Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts: The Many Adventures of Enid Blyton

Immerse yourself in the world of Enid Blyton - one of the best-selling writers for children of all time - with this exhibition from Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books.
Throughout August 2015


Calendar icon Week beginning 31 August 2015

Galleries and exhibitions

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent galleries and exhibitions running throughout the month.
Throughout August 2015


In the Frame: Plymouth's Portraits Revealed

See our newest acquisition - an early self-portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds - as well as portraits of characters in the collection who are rarely seen. Come face to face with some of Plymouth's maritime greats as well as important local faces and families.
Throughout August 2015


Fallen Emperor: Napoleon in Plymouth Sound in 1815

Our exhibition will be centred on the popular painting from our collections by Jules Girardet and will explore the differing perceptions of Napoleon on his journey to Plymouth.
Throughout August 2015


Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts: The Many Adventures of Enid Blyton

Immerse yourself in the world of Enid Blyton - one of the best-selling writers for children of all time - with this exhibition from Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books.
Throughout August 2015


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