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Plan Your Group Visit

When planning your visit please note: 

We recommend a maximum group size of 25 people to comfortably enjoy the museum, larger parties can be staggered to accommodate. 

There are no public toilets in the building but some are located nearby.

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Opening Times

The Museum is open daily from April to October

9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday

10am to 4pm Sundays and Bank Holidays.

November to March

9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

10am to 4pm Saturday

Closed Sunday


Group Admission

Group admissions apply to parties of 10 or more:


Adults £3.50

Senior ( 0ver 65's) £2.50

Student concession £2.50

Children (5-15) £2.00

Carers are free of charge when accompanying visitors to the museum. Teachers with school parties are free of charge.



There is lift access to every floor and the whole exhibition is accessible to wheelchairs, mobility scooters, buggies and prams.


Use of a manual wheelchair is available.

Daily hire of wheelchairs available from our shop for £4 a day

(Availability is limited, please call to reserve 01752 306330)

There are no toilets in the Mayflower Museum but there are public toilets located very close by, including a RADAR toilet (RADAR keys are available to purchase in our shop).

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Getting Here

The Mayflower Museum and Tourist Information Centre

3-5 The Barbican




We are situated at the heart of Plymouth’s historic Barbican .

On Foot: Follow pedestrian signs to the Mayflower Steps which are directly opposite  the Mayflower Museum.


By car : There is on street and Blue Badge parking  available nearby  The closest long-term car park is a few minutes’ walk away at Elphinstone Car Park PL1 2NU.


By bus: the number 25 ( Ocean City Sights) bus leaves from stop A16 on Royal Parade in the City centre and stops at the Mayflower Steps (just opposite the museum).

By boat: The Barbican landing stage is a 2 minute walk from the Museum for local ferry links to Mountbatten, Cawsand Mount Edgcumbe and the Royal William Yard.


Teachers Resources 

Teachers Toolkit

The Teachers Toolkit provides a bank of resources designed to help in the teaching and understanding of the Mayflower narrative. Divided by key stage, each provides a scheme of work, worksheets, factsheets  and useful links.

This Information was created by Mayflower 400during the anniversary 2020/21 and to the best of our knowledge at the time. 

Teachers Toolkit

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Extend Your Visit

Have you enjoyed your visit to the Mayflower Museum? Why not visit the Pilgrims departure point memorial, the Mayflower Steps, opposite this building or one of our other Museums to discover more about the stories that have shaped this historic city 

The Box

A major new museum, art gallery and archive for Plymouth  and the South west. Nine permanent galleries showcase the city’s incredible collections and include 14 monumental ships’ figureheads, thousands of natural history specimens, a full-size woolly mammoth replica, objects, film and photography, documents, maps and plans.


Elizabethan House

The house is  a rare, surviving example of its time. Look around the House at your leisure on a self-guided tour.

Smeaton's Tower

Smeaton's tower offers striking , elevated views of Plymouth Sound and the city from its lantern room. This room along with the rest of the lighthouse has been carefully restored to its original glory.

The Mayflower Trail

There are many  sites connected to the Mayflower story around the Barbican, the Mayflower Trail will guide you around them on a one hour guided walk, download the app

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