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South West Image Bank Archive & Gallery

25 The Parade | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2JN, England
+44 1752 665445
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Opening hours severely limited.

The heading here suggests regular working hours but when we came along today late morning it was... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2018
Jannerbloke
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Devon
Great place for nostalgia

Tucked away in a corner of the Barbican this is a real treasure trove of South West history. I... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2014
Nick K
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Mar 16, 2018
“Opening hours severely limited.”
Nov 13, 2014
“Great place for nostalgia”
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25 The Parade | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2JN, England
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

The heading here suggests regular working hours but when we came along today late morning it was closed and the sign on the door said opening Tuesday and Wednesday 1pm till 4pm. Maybe it’s winter hours or someone is off on holiday. Disappointing though.

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Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Tucked away in a corner of the Barbican this is a real treasure trove of South West history. I bought an aerial shot of my house. Great service, helpful and friendly. An ideal place to retrace history and purchase a very different Christmas present. Worth...More

1  Thank Nick K
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

I have spend three long afternoons looking at parts of this significant collection, only a smattering of which can so far be accessed on its growing website. Some fortunate salvage, rescuing and funding have come together to save so much of what might easily have...More

2  Thank Terry C
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Despite the huge period image of the old fish quay blown up to cover the whole of the frontage of the building it seems that few people actually know what goes on here. It is an amazing and accessible collection of local photographs and well...More

4  Thank DougalM_12
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Thanks Tripadvisor for the increasing content for attractions in the Plymouth area. Even as a West Country woman I did not though the Merchant's House existed. Not surprised because I now learn how hidden away it is. I will look in when it is open...More

4  Thank Cr0wM
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

The Image Bank is a jewel in Plymouth's crown. I found the manager/archivist to be extremely helpful and polite. She had vast knowledge about all of the photos in the collections and this bought the pictures to life in the minds of the visitors. I...More

14  Thank Kerri1981
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

A true jewel of Plymouth. Fantastic Manager. Totally love it! Interested in South West of yester year get yourself down there, you will not be dissapointed!

23  Thank Jackie B
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

Always interested in local history I was delighted by the enlargement and desiring of this comparatively recent institution. They are very helpful and have a lot of stuff. I too like the huge enlarged photo on the outside wall. Nor are they jealous of their...More

11  Thank PlongeurV
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

Living close by I have been intrigued by the sign and the splendid photo covered shop front. Eventually took a look. A small but interesting front room but the real delights are in behind and above and the staff are so helpful. They know what...More

17  Thank ChasC_12
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

When I decided to review the SWIB I thought I would just recommend people to look only at photos available online but having gone down not long before Christmas in search of some photos for my elderly parents I cannot hold that view. The website...More

14  Thank Boadscreed
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