Mayflower Pilgrim 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!  

A range of talks can be arranged for groups by prior arrangement. Coach parking and group tours are available by prior arrangement.

 

 

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