Charting Mayflower History

The educational reach of the Mayflower programme is across all ages, abilities and activities, ensuring Mayflower is an inclusive opportunity, allowing all to understand the people and the voyage.

By creating specially designed resources, our young people will be able to participate and learn about this international event, both in the classroom, across the destinations, and with our partner compacts. 

Mayflower 400 is a commemoration, remembering the lives of the Mayflower Pilgrims, the Native American people they encountered and their legacy. It is an opportunity to delve into this significant historical event, from the beginnings of the Separatist movement in England to the first Thanksgiving in America, to appreciate the difficulties that were faced and understand its impact and relevance to society today. 

The education pages on this website are here to help you explore the narrative, the people behind the journey and the wider context of the Mayflower voyage. 


Mayflower II

The Mayflower Story

The story of the Pilgrims, their journey, and the colonisation of New England, is a complex one, spanning hundreds of years.

Mayflower Steps

Teachers' Toolkit

The toolkit provides a bank of resources, for a range of ages and abilities; it includes simple worksheets through to whole schemes of work. There is also additional reading material and useful links to support the teaching and understanding of the Mayflower narrative.

Native America

When the Mayflower arrived in 1621, it saw the forming of relationships that would alter the course of Native America, its population and its culture.

Education Themes

The Mayflower narrative is one that can cover a number of ideas, issues and values. Here, Mayflower has been broken down into five themes as a way to support understanding, research and questioning of its history.

Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality (VR / AR)

A modern way to experience the Mayflower journey using Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Activities and Events

Activities and Events

The exciting Mayflower 400 events programme will see a host of activities interwoven with schools and education.

The Mayflower Community Cup


Professional and community sport clubs are set to drive participation in Mayflower 400 and create a legacy of improved health and wellbeing post 2020.

Mayflower Passengers List - an interactive guide

Mayflower Passenger List

Mayflower Passengers List - an interactive guide

An interactive map guide to the Mayflower passenger list including the Pilgrim separatists, non-separatists, servants, and crew

Boy Who Fell From the Mayflower

Boy Who Fell From The Mayflower

Boy Who Fell From the Mayflower

A beautifully illustrated children’s book that tells the story of a real-life passenger aboard the Mayflower

Women of the Mayflower

Women of the Mayflower

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