Behind The Box

Enjoy an exclusive tour behind the scenes at The Box in 2020, Plymouth's new multi-million pound heritage attraction, with an expert guide

Where? Plymouth

Tour provider The Box


  • Address: The Box, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, PL4 8AX
  • Telephone: +44 01752 304774
  • Email:
  • Travel Trade Contact: Charlotte Pascoe, Commercial Manager



  • We care for almost 3 million objects on site and some of our most prized pieces can be found in our basement stores and our architecturally stunning ‘Box in the Sky’. Find out more about how we preserve our historic and artistic collections and how our new building makes us different to other cultural organisations. These tours are extremely limited, so make sure you pre-book to avoid disappointment!
  • This tour will not include a tour of the Mayflower: Legend and Legacy exhibition
  • We recommend this tour for ages 16+.

About The Box:

The Box is the South West’s newly constructed flagship cultural attraction, packed with incredible things to see and do.

Tour highlights

  • Exclusive behind the Scene Tour of The Box with an expert guide
  • Access to all of our permanent galleries
  • View some of our most important historical objects

Itinerary duration

45 minutes

Recommended group size

10 people. Min 2 people – Max 10 people

Price per person

£10 per person

Pick up location, distance from train station

10 minute walk from the Plymouth Railway Station or 5 minutes by taxi  

Refreshments and meals

There is a café onsite, but we can offer a refreshment package as part of any of the following offers: 

  • £7 Mayflower Cream Tea . A pot of special Mayflower blend Plymouth tea, freshly baked scone, local clotted cream and jam.
  • £7 Mayflower Cheese Tea. A pot of special Mayflower blend Plymouth tea, freshly baked cheese scone, local cheddar and chutney.
  • £4 Children’s Tea. A choice of drink and a choice of cake or scone.

Special equipment needed

A sense of adventure! 

Availability Frequency and Advance Booking

Available every day, excluding Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Minimum of 7 days’ notice required.

Accessibility considerations and facilities

Building is fully accessible with a changing place. If you have any additional requirements, please contact us.  

Fitness Level (low, moderate or high)


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