Old Plymouth Society

Who we are

We are a local history group of approximately 200 members, who meet monthly for lectures, walks and events.  Old Plymouth Society has evolved from a group set up to combat the destruction of the Barbican post the 1914-18 war and very instrumental in saving the Elizabethan House.

Some of what we do


We have a large collection of informative articles written by members. The articles are great source of information based on the history of Plymouth. All of these articles are available to read online.


We have many events on throughout the year. From Lectures, Visits, Historic houses and walks.


The Society publishes occasional booklets relating to local history written by members of the Society, and a twice-yearly newsletter, all of which are issued free to members.

About Us

The Old Plymouth Society are a group of like-minded people, from all walks of life and of all ages, who wish to celebrate and enjoy the heritage of this City Read more.

Our History

We have existed since 1929, but in 1992 we experienced a rebirth, with changes in structure and a greatly increased membership, and became a local history society whose aims are “to promote interest and research into, and the preservation of, the heritage of the City of Plymouth”. Since then our activities have expanded to cover a full winter and summer programme. Read more about our History

Get Involved

You can join the Old Plymouth Society today! Help support the society today by signing up to an annual membership.