Museum On Tour: Plymouth From Destruction to Construction
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

When: 09 December 2017 to 22 December 2018
Where: House of Fraser, Fifth Floor, 40-46 Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 1DY
Time: 9am - 5pm
Cost: Admission free
Suitable for: Any age

9am to 5pm Monday and Wednesday to Saturday
9.30am to 5pm Tuesday
10am to 4pm Sunday

Plymouth suffered greatly during World War II. The docks and naval base made it a major target resulting in the almost total destruction of the city centre and the displacement of tens of thousands of Plymothians.

Amongst this charred and ruined city, a radical new plan was developed to enable its complete redesign and reconstruction. MPs, Councillors and planners sought out the finest architects, designers and artists to create a new city – a modern city – worthy of replacing what had been lost.

The Plymouth we see today epitomises the ambition and vision of this post-war planning.

This exhibition includes fascinating objects, images and footage from the collections of Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office and the South West Film and Television Archive that explore the themes of destruction and reconstruction.

Visitors of all ages can experience the inside of an Anderson Shelter, dress up in a range of replica clothing and learn more about the construction of the House of Fraser itself.

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    Travelling Showmen and the First World War

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  • Museum On Tour: Plymouth   From Destruction to Construction

    Museum On Tour: Plymouth From Destruction to Construction

    Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

    09 December 2017 to 22 December 2018

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  • Devon Voices 1914 1918: Home Front Stories

    Devon Voices 1914 1918: Home Front Stories

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

    15 September 2018 to 06 January 2019

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  • Canadians in Devon 1914  1918: War Photographs

    Canadians in Devon 1914 1918: War Photographs

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

    15 September 2018 to 06 January 2019

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  • What do you collect Skirt Lifters

    What do you collect Skirt Lifters

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

    02 October 2018 to 06 January 2019

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  • Royal North Devon Yeomanry Collection

    Royal North Devon Yeomanry Collection

    The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

    01 January 1988 to 01 February 2019

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  • North Devon Pottery

    North Devon Pottery

    The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

    01 February 1988 to 01 February 2019

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  • Pre History Gallery

    Pre History Gallery

    The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

    01 February 1988 to 01 February 2019

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  • Tarka Gallery

    Tarka Gallery

    The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

    01 February 1988 to 01 February 2019

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  • More Deadly Than War: Spanish Flu and the Threat of Pandemic

    More Deadly Than War: Spanish Flu and the Threat of Pandemic

    Torquay Museum

    18 October 2018 to 24 February 2019

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  • Criminal Ornamentation: Yinka Shonibare MBE curates the Arts Council Collection

    Criminal Ornamentation: Yinka Shonibare MBE curates the Arts Council Collection

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

    19 January 2019 to 17 March 2019

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  • What do you collect Handkerchiefs

    What do you collect Handkerchiefs

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

    15 January 2019 to 07 April 2019

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  • Bedwyr Williams at RAMM

    Bedwyr Williams at RAMM

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

    21 July 2018 to 30 April 2019

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  • Local Art Show 2019: Migration

    Local Art Show 2019: Migration

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

    12 June 2019 to 30 June 2019

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