The story of the Pilgrims, their journey, and the colonisation of New England, is a complex one, spanning hundreds of years.
A statue of Wampanoag leader Massasoit
Native America is central to the Mayflower story, and Mayflower 400 is a true four-nation commemoration between the Wampanoag Nation, the USA, the UK and the Netherlands.
A series of videos bringing to life the stories and people connected to the Mayflower story
Mayflower 400 UK has been presenting three series of digital programmes in the build-up to the 400-year anniversary of the ship's historic voyage. One of those is Virtual Voyages which showcases the places woven into the Mayflower story.
Our Re-informed series allows artists and producers to give an insight to their work. Watch our episodes to explore the Mayflower story - without shying away from its challenging history.
Mayflower Passengers List - an interactive guide
An interactive map guide to the Mayflower passenger list including the Pilgrim separatists, non-separatists, servants, and crew
Who were the Pilgrims?
Who were the Pilgrims and where did they come from? Read our profiles of the people of the Mayflower
The millions descended from the Mayflower Pilgrims include celebrities, royalty, American presidents, statesmen and women, and famous writers
Women of the Mayflower
The stories of the women who boarded the Mayflower and how their strength helped the Pilgrims settle in America.
Boy Who Fell From the Mayflower
A beautifully illustrated children’s book that tells the story of a real-life passenger aboard the Mayflower
The Wampanoag Tribe, also known as the People of the First Light, has inhabited present-day Massachusetts and Eastern Rhode Island for more than 12,000 years. This their fascinating story
This is the fascinating story of how the colonists made the trip possible, and the events that led to them gathering on the water’s edge in Plymouth some 400 years ago.
Members of the Mashpee community describe the impact the arrival of the Pilgrims has had on their way of life and share their history and culture
When the Mayflower set sail in 1620, it was heading for a place already suffering the cruelty of slavery
The journey after the Atlantic crossing was perhaps even harder for the Mayflower passengers, and it would not have been possible without the help of the very Native American people on whose land they had chosen to eventually settle.
The Mayflower passengers and crew reached the coast of America during a harsh winter which brought with it heavy snow. Conditions made it incredibly difficult, but the group put together three exploring parties over the course of the month between the middle of November and the middle of December.
Little is known about the children who sailed on the Mayflower some 400 years ago. This is their story.
Scrooby Manor House
The birthplace of Pilgrim elder William Brewster, Scrooby & Babworth is a firm part of the origins of the Mayflower story. These pretty villages are in the heart of rural Nottinghamshire.
A beautiful market town in the heart of Lincolnshire’s dramatic Fenland, Boston is immersed in history and was the setting for a dramatic twist in the Pilgrims' history.
Leiden American Pilgrim Museum
After escaping England, the Dutch city of Leiden offered sanctuary to the Pilgrims and the promise of a new life. Leiden is as welcoming now as it was then.
St. Helena's Church, Austerfield
The second elected Governor of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts was William Bradford, from Austerfield - a small village near Doncaster that boasts superb English countryside.
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