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Monday 17th February 2014

The Pop Up Museum Team is Back on Tour

History goes on tour this half-term with pop-up museums at Derriford Hospital on Thursday 20th and the Civic Centre tunnel on Friday 21st Feb from 9am until 4pm. Discover more about local history and get involved in the developing historic and cultural attraction for Plymouth.

The first pop up museum, held in November 2013, proved enormously popular affair with a footfall of around 5,000 people!

Visitors to Derriford Hospital and the Civic Centre will be asked to pop-in and take a break from the norm at a travelling pop-up museum this half-term, where they can discover more about Plymouth’s fantastic local history and culture.

The ‘love our past’ pop-up museum will feature intriguing objects from the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, fascinating documents from the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office, and fantastic still and moving images from the South West Film & Television Archive (SWFTA) and the South West Image Bank (SWIB).

The exciting temporary exhibitions will be at Derriford Hospital on Thursday 20 February and the Civic Centre tunnel on Friday 21 February from 9am to 4pm. There will also be a stand at the City Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday 22 February from 10am to 3.30pm for those wanting to find out more about a major project to showcase the city’s heritage.

Visitors will be able to take a sneak peek at just some of the fantastic collections that will form part of the city’s new historic and cultural attraction, and share their thoughts or ask questions of the knowledgeable and friendly history staff who will be on-hand. 

Passers-by will be able to offer suggestions about what they think should be included in the new £21M historic and cultural attraction currently being developed in the city. Plans include refurbishing the current City Museum and Central Library on North Hill and expanding it to three times its existing size. Spaces will be modernised and installed with the latest technology to create a truly exciting and interactive experience for visitors, with never-before-seen collections, artefacts and art.

For more information about the pop-up museum and Plymouth’s new historic visitor attraction for the city, visit @loveourpast on Twitter or loveourpast on Facebook. 

Visit the 'loveourpast’ website.