Mayflower 400

Makeover for Plymouth’s Mayflower Museum

The Mayflower Museum, located in the same building as Plymouth’s Tourist Information Centre on the Barbican, is getting a refresh ahead of the busy summer season thanks to The Box.

The ‘Mayflower 400: Legend and Legacy’ exhibition, which was displayed at The Box from September 2020 to January 2022 as part of the commemorations for the momentous 400th anniversary of the ship’s voyage, will now live on inside the Mayflower Museum.

Book now to see Plymouth’s spectacular international Mayflower commemoration event

This July, the major international Mayflower 400 commemoration event will take place on Plymouth Hoe and free tickets are available to book now.

Having been postponed from the original anniversary date of 16 September due to the pandemic, the Mayflower 400 Four Nations Ceremony will now take place on Sunday 11 July on the biggest stage Plymouth Hoe has ever seen.

Council leader invites new US President to Plymouth

Plymouth City Council leader Tudor Evans OBE has invited President Joe Biden to visit Plymouth, the city where the Mayflower set sail.

Speaking on the day of the president's inauguration and following the announcement that the G7 summit is heading to Cornwall in June, he said:  “I think it is brilliant news. The eyes of the world will be on this part of the country and all of us will benefit from the attention this stunning area will get.

“It’s a great opportunity for the whole region and for Plymouth as the region’s major city.

Plymouth goes large in 2021 with impressive event programme

Plymouth is bouncing back in 2021 with fresh plans for a year of events and activities starting from the exact date the Mayflower ship set sail 400 years ago.

A brilliant line-up including signature Mayflower 400 commemoration and city events will re-energise Plymouth next year.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, major events planned for the city this summer have been cancelled, including the British Firework Championships, the Ocean City Blues ‘n Jazz Festival and Mayflower Week.

Mayflower 400 Plymouth Programme - Latest Position

In light of the latest UK Government information and guidance regarding coronavirus, we are currently in contact with our many partners, event organisers and host venues in the city to work through the implications on the Mayflower 400 events and activity programme.

Plymouth’s Mayflower 400 events in March, April and May will be cancelled or postponed and we will announce details of what is happening on the Mayflower 400 website and through our social channels as soon as clear guidance is available.