Mayflower Archives at The Box, Plymouth

Get on-board with the Mayflower 400 commemorations with a guided tour of the national Mayflower: Legend and Legacy exhibition at The Box in 2020, Plymouth's new multi-million pound heritage attraction

Where? Plymouth

Tour provider The Box


  • Address: The Box, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, PL4 8AX
  • Telephone: +44 01752 304774
  • Email:
  • Travel Trade Contact: Charlotte Pascoe, Commercial Manager



Immerse yourself in the stories of the 102 passengers, before tracking your own family history connection to Plymouth in our Cottonian Reading Room. We ask that attendees of this tour contact us 7 days before their visit to discuss and pre-book items from our archives.

We recommend this tour for ages 16+.

About The Box:

The Box is the South West’s newly constructed flagship cultural attraction, packed with incredible things to see and do.

Tour highlights

  • Guided tour of Mayflower: Legend and Legacy exhibition
  • Opportunity to research your family ties to Plymouth in the Cottonian Reading Room
  • Pre-arrange archive materials
The Box

Itinerary duration

2 hours

Recommended group size


Price per person

£35 per person

Pick up location, distance from train station

10 minute walk from the Plymouth Railway Station or 5 minutes by taxi  

Refreshments and meals

There is a café onsite, but we can offer a refreshment package as part of any of the following offers: 

  • £7 Mayflower Cream Tea . A pot of special Mayflower blend Plymouth tea, freshly baked scone, local clotted cream and jam.
  • £7 Mayflower Cheese Tea. A pot of special Mayflower blend Plymouth tea, freshly baked cheese scone, local cheddar and chutney.
  • £4 Children’s Tea. A choice of drink and a choice of cake or scone.

Special equipment needed

We ask that attendees of this product contact us before their visit to discuss and pre-book items from our archives. 

Availability Frequency and Advance Booking

Available every day, excluding Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Minimum of 7 days’ notice required. 

Accessibility considerations and facilities

Building is fully accessible with a changing place. If you have any additional requirements, please contact us.  

Fitness Level (low, moderate or high)


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