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Mayflower Pilgrims Visitor Centre

Retford Hub, 11 Churchgate, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 6PA
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Mayflower Pilgrims Visitor Centre


The Mayflower Visitor Centre is a museum that also has tourist information, an art gallery, working artisan studios, local craft shop and farm shop and café.

Retford lies at the heart of an area that was a hotbed of religious thinking in the 16th Century. From here was borne freedom of the individual and the story that led to the birth of America, The American Constitution and Thanksgiving.

Nearly every English speaking non-conformist religion can trace its routes to here. The museum explains why it happened, from the birth of Christ through 2000 years of history. It tells about the roots of many other religions and the many people from the area that were involved, what it was like to live at the time and how they survived. Their activities also resulted in the Civil War some 40 years later. The museum has models, displays, children’s activities, dressing up clothes, interactive content and smells!  

The Centre has children’s trails, quizzes, dressing-up and more. A range of talks can be arranged for groups by prior arrangement. Coach parking and group tours are available by prior arrangement.

Retford Hub is the gateway for exploring North Notts and also runs a wide variety of classes and workshops, available most days. Check the website for details: The Gallery and Museum make a wonderful event space, available for hire.

A great day out for all.

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Art gallery and artisan studios free entry. Museum £2.50 per person, children free.

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  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Family Fun
  • Groups Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Indoor Attraction
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In Market Town
  • In town/city centre

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Pet Friendly
  • Shop

Opening Times

Retford Hub (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday10:00 - 13:00
Wednesday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00

* *Other times by appointment

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