Grand opening of Plymouth museum The Box pushed back to autumn due to Coronavirus

This weekend was due to see the grand opening of Plymouth's new multi-million pound museum and art gallery, The Box.

The unveiling has been pushed back to the autumn, but organisers say it will be worth the wait.

Paul Brookes, CEO at The Box said: "Saturday was going to be a fantastic day for us, welcoming great crowds into the box. Obviously when lockdown came we realised we wouldn't be able to do that."

Instead of a physical unveiling, The Box team are offering the public the chance to go online and enjoy a weekend of treats.

The project has cost around £40million. Credit: ITV News

When it does eventually open the £40million attraction will feature more than two million artefacts, some of which have been hidden from view for centuries.

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.