Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery has been awarded the accreditation of Quality Assured Visitor Attraction for the sixth time running, with its modern approach to its traditional role being singled out for praise.
Its Sir Joshua Reynolds: The Acquisition of Genius exhibition (on display until Saturday, February 20) was also described as ‘excellent and well worth a visit’.
The museum has 10 permanent galleries – four of which were newly opened last year. These contain objects from Africa, Asia and Oceania, Ancient Egypt, archaeology, local and maritime history, natural history, fine and decorative art. It also stages a changing programme of special exhibitions throughout the year and offers a host of events and activities, schools and community programmes across the city.
VisitEngland inspector, John Macknelly said: “The management and staff at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery have a right to be proud. The museum’s modern approach to its traditional role makes it not only worthy of the continuing award of VisitEngland’s VAQAS accreditation but also worthy of being recognised as a valuable asset to the city of Plymouth and its inhabitants.”
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery is open from 10am to 5.30pm Tuesday to Friday and 10am to 5pm on Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays. Admission is free.
For more information call 01752 304774 or visit City Museum and Art Gallery web pages.