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
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The Box, Plymouth is a major cultural and heritage attraction scheduled to open in spring 2020. It will feature a series of permanent galleries showcasing the city's art, human history, natural history, film, photographic and archive collections alongside an exciting programme of events, artist commissions and temporary exhibitions. Please see our website for full details and confirmed opening hours.

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