Skip to content
Skip to content

Pym Mural Exhibition: Drawing Inspiration

Last year the Pym murals were uncovered for the first time in 10 years. Visitors are now invited to learn about the sources that inspired parts of the murals.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Last year the Pym murals were uncovered for the first time in 10 years. Visitors are now invited to learn about the sources that inspired parts of murals.

Commissioned in the 1950s by Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery with the support of the Astor family, these murals illustrate events from Sir Francis Drake's life. These colourful and accessibly pieces of art show the how the life of Sir Francis Drake was seen at the time they were painted.

When Roland Pym painted the murals he turned to historical sources for inspiration. Visitors can now learn about these sources and their implications.

Admission is free for National Trust members; normal admission applies for non-members.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Check admission prices

The basics

Suitability

Suitable for all ages.

Meeting point

The Abbey is open from 10am - 4:30pm, last entry at 4pm.

What to bring and wear

Please where sensible shoes for walking round the Abbey.

Accessibility

This exhibition is in the Nave, this has no step access.

Upcoming events

Event

Treelore trail 

The trees around us have secrets and stories to share. Join us at Buckland Abbey this May to take a walk with our native trees.

Event summary

on
28 May to 2 Jun 2024
at
10:00 to 17:00
+ 5 other dates or times
Event

Tudor Cooking 

Come and discover our Tudor cooks in the kitchen at Buckland Abbey - it's a treat for the senses and suitable for all ages.

Event summary

on
29 May to 8 Jun 2024
at
11:00 to 15:00
+ 1 other date or time
Event

The History of the Abbey through its Art (guided tour) 

On Mondays at 2pm you can discover the history of Buckland Abbey through our art collection.

Event summary

on
3 Jun to 17 Jun 2024
at
14:00 to 15:30
+ 2 other dates or times
Event

Guided Garden Tour 

Join one of Buckland Abbey's experienced gardeners for a guided tour around the garden.

Event summary

on
8 Jun to 9 Jun 2024
at
14:00 to 15:00
+ 1 other date or time