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Derrys Cross, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2SW T: 01752 266079

Athenaeum in Plymouth

Athenaeum, Plymouth

We were founded in 1812, and since 1819 have been on our present city centre site. The 1819 building, known as 'The Athenaeum,' was destroyed in the 1941 blitz, together with the mueum. library and lecture room. The current building was opened in 1961, when our name was changed from 'The Plymouth Institution' to 'The Plymouth Athenaeum'. It includes a local interest library, lecture room, large lounge and a well equipped 340 seat theatre.