Plymouth's new museum The Box to open with exhibition exploring Native American history

Plymouth's new cultural attraction 'The Box' has revealed it will open to the public in May, with a major exhibition looking at the controversial history of British colonisation.

The story of the Mayflower Pilgrims, who sailed from the city in 1620, will be seen from a new perspective thanks to a collaboration with the descendants of a Native American tribe.

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Wampaonag artist Romana Peters has been commissioned to make a cooking pot, which will form part of the permanent collection at The Box when it opens.

Peters, also known as Nosapocket, is a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Nation. As a potter, she has helped revive traditional Wampanoag clay craft from the 1600s.

The Box, Plymouth's new £40million museum and art gallery, opens later this year. Credit: ITV News
Paul Brookes says people of all ages will enjoy the exhibitions. Credit: ITV News