Ford Park Cemetery hosts a number of exhibitions between March and November each year. These are held in the Visitor Centre and are open to the public on Tuesday and Thursday from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm. Refreshments are available in the Visitor Centre Café during exhibitions, and we have a shop selling a variety of items including locally produced jams and chutneys and books. The profit from the café and shop help to support the Trust in its task of caring for the Cemetery.
The exhibitions, created by our volunteer heritage researchers, always try to have a reference to the history of City of Plymouth as seen through the lives of those buried at Ford Park. A list of this year's exhibitions, and other Trust events can be found elsewhere on our site.
Our first exhibition, held in 2010, was entitled "Plymouth – The Defiant City" and told the story of life in Plymouth during World War II. This was shown again in 2016 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Blitz in Plymouth. The varied topics covered have included the nature of the Cemetery, public health in Victorian Plymouth and fairs and circuses.
Volunteers are needed to help support the exhibitions by volunteering either in the café or by joining our Heritage Research Team. See Get Involved.