• Mayflower Museum

    Explores the story of the voyage of the Pilgrims

The Mayflower Museum

Plymouth Mayflower Museum | Plymouth Pilgrim Museum | Mayflower 400


Mayflower Museum Plymouth

Over three floors, The Mayflower Centre experience explores the story of the Pilgrims' voyage aboard the Mayflower to the New World on 6 September 1620. The Mayflower Museum is located above the Tourist Information Centre on The Barbican. The top floor balcony also has a fantastic panoramic view of the historic Barbican. 

Mayflower Exhibition

Visitors can learn the story of the puritans as the epic journey begins. The 2 month voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to free religious persecution in the UK. It follows the lives of the 150 passengers over the course of their arduous journey from Plymouth to America. This voyage is seen as notable as it is viewed as the first settlement of the modern USA. This colony went on to thrive in America, and at their first harvest, they began the American tradition known as Thanksgiving.

The gallery features a model of the Mayflower Ship built on a 1:11 inch scale by apprentices at Devonport Royal Dockyard for the 350th year anniversary of the Mayflower Pilgrims sailing from Plymouth. The model features 360 fathoms of rigging, 332 handmade blocks and six handmade sails totalling 64 square feet in area.

Mayflower 400

Although events were largely disrupted by COVID-19, in 2020, Plymouth celebrated Mayflower 400 - the anniversary of the pioneering voyage. In England, the commemoration focused on the key towns and cities that make up the national Mayflower trail. Plymouth was at the heart of it. 

Mayflower Steps

The Mayflower Steps are near the Mayflower Museum in the Barbican. The Pilgrims are believed to have finally left England aboard the Mayflower here before crossing the Atlantic Ocean. The Mayflower Steps are flanked by British and American flags. The actual steps the pilgrims left from no longer exist. A granite block bearing the ship’s name marks the approximate site, while a tablet commemorating the voyage was erected alongside it in 1891.

Mayflower Opening Times

Monday to Saturday 9.00 - 17:00
Sundays 10:00 - 16:00 (Closed November to March)

Ticket Price

Adult - £5.00 
Child - £2.50 
Family - £14.00 
Student / Seniors - £3.50 

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Bedrooms at Future Inn Plymouth

Hotels near The Mayflower Museum

Getting to the Barbican. The Mayflower Museum is found at The Barbican, a 19-minute drive from Future Inn Plymouth.  Alternatively, it would take around 34 minutes on public transport, with regular buses going from outside the hotel. Or 26 minutes by bike. Did you know we're a cycle-friendly hotel?   

Future Inn Plymouth is an ideal base for the night, offering various-sized bedrooms, including rooms that can sleep up to four adults or a family. In fact, under 12s stay for free. Perks include free car parking, free wifi and a complimentary robe and slippers.

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Book direct for the best rates guaranteed, with rooms from £67 per room per night.

Book your stay online, where we guarantee the best rate, or with our Reservations Team on 01752 701000 or reservations.plymouth@futureinns.co.uk.

Future Inn Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, get double points when you dine in the restaurant. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem when you dine in the restaurant (you'll also get double points, too!) and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join!

Dishes on the menu in Fishbone Restaurant

Plymouth Restaurant

Fishbone Restaurant is ideal for fueling up before or after visiting the Barbican. Every day the team serve breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. An early-bird dining menu starts at 4pm and you can indulge on 3 courses for £25

A large selection of drinks is also available, including popular local brands. Our Devon and Cornwall drink selection includes Atlantic IPA, Offshore, Tarquins Gin and Plymouth Gin. An extensive gin and mixer menu and 2 for £15 cocktails.

Bookings can be made on 01752 701000 or fishbone@futureinns.co.uk. Alternatively, you can book online:


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