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What's on in October 2014

Key events in October



Calendar icon From 1 October 2014

Galleries and exhibitions

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent galleries and exhibitions running throughout the month.
Throughout October 2014


Plymouth's Great War: Three Towns United in Conflict

Come and see an exhibition that gives a unique overview of the First World War from a Plymouth perspective.
Throughout October 2014


Whitehorse Hill: A Prehistoric Dartmoor Discovery

Come and see a fascinating exhibition of 4,000-year-old finds discovered within a stone chest burial at Whitehorse Hill, a remote spot on Dartmoor.


Walk On: From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff - 40 Years of Art Walking

A major touring exhibition that examines the many ways that artists since the 1960s have undertaken the universal act of taking a walk as a means to create new art.
Throughout October 2014


Smeaton's Tower

Climb the 93 steps to the top of our landmark lighthouse for great views of Plymouth and beyond.
Throughout October 2014 (Tuesday to Saturday)


Elizabethan House

Go back in time to Drake's Plymouth and see how a merchant or sea captain might have lived in the 1600s.
Until 4 October 2014


Merchant's House

Find out more about Plymouth's recent history including the Blitz and Victorian era in one of the city's most historic properties.
Until 4 October 2014


Archaeology Bite: The Bronze Age

Join Fiona Pitt, Senior Curator and Curator of Archaeology, for a look around our ‘Uncovered’ gallery and learn more about the Bronze Age objects that are on display.
Wednesday 1 October, 1pm to 1.30pm


Special Event: Big Draw Breakfast Club

Walk with us from the Museum and Art Gallery to the Arts Centre, observing and sketching along the way as we celebrate The Big Draw and the city's 'Walk On' exhibition.
Saturday 4 October 2014


Sky Ride local ride: Plymbridge to Saltram loop

Join in this enjoyable off road loop will take us from Plymbridge down the Plym Valley and round Saltram park.
Sunday 5 October 2014



Calendar icon Week beginning 6 October 2014

Galleries and exhibitions

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent galleries and exhibitions running throughout the month.
Throughout October 2014


Plymouth's Great War: Three Towns United in Conflict

Come and see an exhibition that gives a unique overview of the First World War from a Plymouth perspective.
Throughout October 2014


Whitehorse Hill: A Prehistoric Dartmoor Discovery

Come and see a fascinating exhibition of 4,000-year-old finds discovered within a stone chest burial at Whitehorse Hill, a remote spot on Dartmoor.
Throughout October 2014


Walk On: From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff - 40 Years of Art Walking

A major touring exhibition that examines the many ways that artists since the 1960s have undertaken the universal act of taking a walk as a means to create new art.
Throughout October 2014


Lunchtime talk: Great women of the Great War

Join Angela K. Smith, Associate Professor (Reader) in English at Plymouth University, for a fascinating insight into the British women who found the opportunity to do extraordinary things during the Great War.
Tuesday 7 October 2014


Plymouth nappy and sling libraries

Are you interested in reusable nappies, slings or both? Come along to our library sessions and find out more.
Friday 10 October 2014


Special Event: Big Reynolds Draw

Draw and colour to your heart’s content in this special event based on our newly-acquired sketchbook by famous Plympton-born 18th century artist, Sir Joshua Reynolds.
Saturday 11 October 2014


Free Film Screenings: Hollywood Stars 1: Gallipoli (12)

Two young Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I. This film stars a young Mel Gibson.
Saturday 11 October 2014


Sky Ride local ride: Steam along the Plym Valley

Join us for a scenic ride along the Plym Valley cycle trail following the Plym Valley steam railway.
Sunday 12 October 2014



Calendar icon Week beginning 13 October 2014

Galleries and exhibitions

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent galleries and exhibitions running throughout the month.
Throughout October 2014


Plymouth's Great War: Three Towns United in Conflict

Come and see an exhibition that gives a unique overview of the First World War from a Plymouth perspective.
Throughout October 2014


Whitehorse Hill: A Prehistoric Dartmoor Discovery

Come and see a fascinating exhibition of 4,000-year-old finds discovered within a stone chest burial at Whitehorse Hill, a remote spot on Dartmoor.
Throughout October 2014


Walk On: From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff - 40 Years of Art Walking

A major touring exhibition that examines the many ways that artists since the 1960s have undertaken the universal act of taking a walk as a means to create new art.
Throughout October 2014


Lunchtime talk: Whitehorse Hill: The Mystery of the Moor

Listen as Andrew Brown, Director of BBC documentary 'Mystery of the Moor' and Jane Marchand, Senior Archaeologist, Dartmoor National Park Authority set the scene for our significant 'Whitehorse Hill: A Prehistoric Dartmoor Discovery' exhibition and show clips from the 'Mystery of the Moor' programme
Tuesday 14 October 2014


Archaeology Bite: Whitehorse Hill: A Prehistoric Dartmoor Discovery

Join Fiona Pitt, Senior Curator and Curator of Archaeology, for a look around and a chance to discover more about the amazing Bronze Age finds in our exhibition.
Wednesday 15 October, 1pm to 1.30pm


Free Film Screenings: Hollywood Stars 2: Legends of the Fall (R)

An epic tale of three brothers from a Cornish emigrant family living in a remote part of Montana starring a young Brad Pitt as well as Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn and Julia Ormond.
Saturday 18 October 2014


Sky Ride local ride: You Little Devil

Join in on a steady ride that celebrates Plymouth's maritime heritage from Devil's Point.
Sunday 19 October 2014



Calendar icon Week beginning 20 October 2014

Galleries and exhibitions

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent galleries and exhibitions running throughout the month.
Throughout October 2014


Plymouth's Great War: Three Towns United in Conflict

Come and see an exhibition that gives a unique overview of the First World War from a Plymouth perspective.
Throughout October 2014


Whitehorse Hill: A Prehistoric Dartmoor Discovery

Come and see a fascinating exhibition of 4,000-year-old finds discovered within a stone chest burial at Whitehorse Hill, a remote spot on Dartmoor.
Throughout October 2014


Walk On: From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff - 40 Years of Art Walking

A major touring exhibition that examines the many ways that artists since the 1960s have undertaken the universal act of taking a walk as a means to create new art.
Throughout October 2014


Lunchtime talk: Whitehorse Hill: The Cist in its Early Bronze Age Landscape

Join Dr Ralph Fyfe from Plymouth University for a talk that looks at the Whitehorse Hill burial cist in its landscape and sheds some light on the local and wider character of Dartmoor in the early Bronze Age.
Tuesday 21 October 2014


Plymouth nappy and sling libraries

Are you interested in reusable nappies, slings or both? Come along to our library sessions and find out more.
Friday 24 October 2014


Halloween 2014: That's Spooky!

Join in one of the City Museum and Art Gallery's fun 60-minute sessions filled with spooky things to colour, cut, stick and make!
Saturday 25 October 2014


Elizabethan House

Go back in time to Drake's Plymouth and see how a merchant or sea captain might have lived in the 1600s.
Saturday 25 October and Tuesday 28 October to Saturday 1 November 2014


Merchant's House

Find out more about Plymouth's recent history including the Blitz and Victorian era in one of the city's most historic properties.
Saturday 25 and Tuesday 28 October to Saturday 1 November 2014


Sky Ride local ride: Devil's Point to Plymouth Hoe

Join us for a moderately paced ride from Devil's Point, overlooking Firestone Bay, Drake's Island and Mount Edgcumbe and climbing up towards the panoramic view from Plymouth Hoe.
Sunday 26 October 2014



Calendar icon Week beginning 27 October 2014

Galleries and exhibitions

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent galleries and exhibitions running throughout the month.
Throughout October 2014


Plymouth's Great War: Three Towns United in Conflict

Come and see an exhibition that gives a unique overview of the First World War from a Plymouth perspective.
Throughout October 2014


Whitehorse Hill: A Prehistoric Dartmoor Discovery

Come and see a fascinating exhibition of 4,000-year-old finds discovered within a stone chest burial at Whitehorse Hill, a remote spot on Dartmoor.
Throughout October 2014


Walk On: From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff - 40 Years of Art Walking

A major touring exhibition that examines the many ways that artists since the 1960s have undertaken the universal act of taking a walk as a means to create new art.
Throughout October 2014


Wild About Plymouth: Tudors and Tussie Mussies

Join the 'Wild About Plymouth' team to learn more about the gardens, plants and life of the Elizabethan House.
Tuesday 28 October 2014


Elizabethan House

Go back in time to Drake's Plymouth and see how a merchant or sea captain might have lived in the 1600s.
Tuesday 28 October to Saturday 1 November


Holiday Drop-In: Let's Go Walk About

Get creative and get drawing in our fun drop-in session.
Wednesday 29 October 2014


Bookable Workshop: Clay Bead Creations

Create amazing clay beads inspired by one of our latest exhibitions.
Thursday 30 October 2014


Wild About Plymouth: A Walk in the Woods

Join Stepping Stones to Nature and the Friends of Ham Woods for some outdoor fun inspired by the city's ‘Walk On’ exhibition.
Thursday 30 October 2014


Tales from the Blitz

Join our professional storyteller and musician at the Merchant's House for tales and songs inspired by WWII.
Saturday 1 November 2014


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