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.
Babworth Church where Bradford and Brewster went to hear Richard Clifton preach.
A small and very attractive museum in the market town of Retford.
Guided Walking Tour
Brackenbury’s Britain specialises in cultural walking tours of the Pilgrim Roots region.
Personal guided tours of the home villages of Brewster, Bradford, Robinson and Smith.
Tours of the Pilgrim Roots region and sites connected with the Pilgrim people and congregations.
Unforgettable private 5 day adventure across the UK tracing the journey of the Pilgrims who set sail on the Mayflower in 1620.
Bed & Breakfast
One of five finalists in the Visit England Awards for Excellence 2014 in the Bed and Breakfast/Guest Accommodation category, The Old Orchard Cottage is a 1730 stone country cottage.
The Separatist Inn
The Sherwood Hideaway Bedroom One
A grade 1 listed 19th century country house retreat with spa, gardens and fine dining.
Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa Exterior
A 60 bedroom hotel with suites, lodges and a luxury spa.
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