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“WW1 exhibition.”

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
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Owner description: We are currently closed for the major redevelopment of the Plymouth History Centre (working title) which is set to open in spring 2020. In the meantime we are offering a 'Museum On Tour' programme which includes a range of partnership exhibitions, events and community projects in venues/locations across Plymouth and beyond.
Reviewed May 23, 2014

Good effort but thought it might have been better. Most historical institutions seem to be under government pressure to mark centenary of the first world war and Plymouth museum has done that. Despite the sequence up on the strewn and the Chris Robinson's video on Plymouth war memorials I found this exhibition a bit dry and uninspiring. Quite a lot of detail about the unification of the three towns and ancillary matters. My day was uplifted though by the new exhibition in the adjacent gallery rooms 'Modern Masters in Print' featuring Matisse, Picasso, Dali and Warhol for the summer until late August. Well worth a look and all free!

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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2014

Many thanks for your feedback about our exhibitions following your recent visit to us. Modern Masters has received lots of great comments since it opened. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Best wishes.

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Reviewed May 21, 2014

Plymouth city museum and art gallery is a bright, open and welcoming place to visit, either on your own or with a family group. There is something for every taste here..from ancient Egypt to local & maritime history, there is always an interesting exhibition on show. The museum often holds special events for children and occasionally concerts. Events are held throughout the year and you will be assured of a great experience in this wonderful old building with friendly staff always ready to explain and show. The exhibits are spread over 2 floors and I spent nearly a whole day there I was so entranced, broken up with a coffee and a cake from the museum cafe, and I will be back as I day is not enough to take it all in. The museum is only 5 minutes walk from Drake's Shopping Centre and entry is free - a rarity these days. The premises is disability friendly and is included in the DisabledGo Access Guide. Should you wish to check on opening times or future exhibitions and events the contact number is:
Tel: 01752 304774

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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2014

Thank you so much for the brilliant write up you gave us when you visited last month. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Best wishes.

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Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Helpful staff . Limited range of artefacts- Egypt featured when we visited.
Art gallery quite interesting but nothing spectacular . Good for an afternoon out of the rain.

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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2014

Thank you very much for the feedback you left after your visit to us earlier in the year. Our exhibitions change regularly so hopefully you will have another good visit to the Museum and Art Gallery if you decide to come again. Best wishes.

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Reviewed April 8, 2014

This was a wonderful exhibition of the talented work of this portrait artist. The work was well displayed and the staff friendly. The portraits included ones of children which really captivated them. The downside of our visit was the lack of soup or rolls in the cafe which was a great pity after visiting such a great exhibition.

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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2014

Thanks very much for your feedback following your visit here earlier in the spring.

Thanks too for your comments about our cafe which we have passed on to the manager.

Best wishes.

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

We wanted to go and view the art gallery, but we got diverted and found ourselves in the café and shop which as great. The art galleries were contemporary and local. We viewed some outstanding modern art by local artists, terrific, and reasonably priced. I did manage to go to the China wing which told me about the importation of porcelain wares from China and the introduction of porcelain making in Plymouth. I learnt a lot about the local clay selected and the mixing with glass to male this fine pottery. Outstanding and beautifully presented. The people who worked at the gallery were very helpful. Lots for children to do so check up on the daily events.

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