Babworth Arts Exhibition

For the last four years, the Babworth Art Exhibition has been an important part of the Pilgrims Festival which commemorates the Mayflower Pilgrim families' journey to North America in 1620.

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the voyage and, in line with the current COVID-19 restrictions, you will be able to view the exhibition online here from Saturday 21 November to Saturday 28 November.

All work on display in the exhibition was inspired, in some way, by the Separatist and Mayflower Pilgrims' story.

There are some photographs of the previous years' exhibitions for those who missed them – nostalgic for those who were there.

The Pilgrim Embroideries are included, as is a link to a video of Jenny King, the lead embroiderer, explaining about the work.

Bassetlaw Christian Heritage (BCH) is delighted to have received support from Bassetlaw District Council which, in turn, has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Special thanks to the team at the Pilgrims Gallery at Bassetlaw Museum for their hard work and inspiration and to all of the local artists for their brilliant work.

To find out more about the story, visit;; the Pilgrims Gallery in Bassetlaw Museum, Retford; the Pilgrims Museum at The Hub in Churchgate, Retford; and the Pilgrims Room at the United Reformed Church in Gainsborough (Government restrictions allowing – please check before travelling).

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