A model of the ship 'L'Alexandre', one of the largest ships in Napoleon's navy and dating from the Napoleonic wars.

The model was carved in bone by French Prisoners of War who may have been held in Dartmoor prison. The model is presented inside a glass case.


Rector of Holford, Somerset, early 19th Century; then by descent to the donor.

The Box, Plymouth

Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AJ
01752 304774

Opening times

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery is currently closed for major redevelopment and is set to re-open in spring 2020. There will be an 'On Tour' programme throughout this period featuring a range of offsite events, exhibitions and community projects. Please see website for full details.

Back to top