Bassetlaw Museum

Bassetlaw Museum is set in Amcott House, a beautiful Georgian town house. The Museum tells the story of the Bassetlaw area from pre-history to the present through a fascinating collection of objects and exhibits.

There are temporary exhibitions within the Museum and the Percy Laws Gallery, so there is always something new to see! Along with permanent features such as the Archaeology Room, Rural Heritage Centre and new Pilgrims Gallery.

The Pilgrims Gallery is an integral part of the wider Pilgrim Roots project. It sheds light on the local Separatists’ story and their place at the centre of the legendary Mayflower voyage. 

There are interactive games and puzzles set at child height! Plus, panels which explore themes such as Pilgrim Mothers, and the innovative Brewster’s Study which takes visitors back in time.

The Pilgrims Gallery is an ideal stepping off point for exploring more in the region. A visit here provides the background knowledge to help visitors to understand the significance of stops along the Pilgrims Trail.

The trail points at St Swithun's Church and the Hub’s Mayflower Pilgrim Visitor Centre are a short walk away.

Begin at the Pilgrims Gallery and discover more in Retford and beyond!