Gainsborough United Reformed Church

Gainsborough United Reformed Church*

The church was built in 1897 as a memorial to John Robinson, pastor of the Mayflower Pilgrims. We hold a permanent pilgrim exhibition. The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 dance project will give two performances on Saturday drawing on the Pilgrims’ story. The two manual pipe organ built in 1903 by Forster and Andrews is listed by the British Institute of Organ Studies as an instrument of national heritage importance. There will be organ music and an art exhibition during the weekend.

The Mayflower Room*

The two manual pipe organ built in 1903 by Forster and Andrews*
* Photos Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity


The Imagination Museum will be appearing here for the festival, details in their own words:

We will be bringing The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 to Gainsborough United Reformed Church on Saturday 11th May 2019 as part of West Lindsey's Churches Festival.

At Gainsborough United Reformed Church, Church Street, Gainsborough DN21 2JR 

Performances at 11am and 2pm 

Free to attend, but donations welcome, no tickets needed – just turn up on the day

PLUS: Join us for a free tea/coffee and activities for children and their grown-ups after our performances at 11.40am and 2.40pm; a chance to find out more about the Mayflower story.

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400, Made By Katie Green;
Photography Owen Benson Visuals;
Performers Sarah Blanc, Megan Griffiths, Lucy Starkey
About the piece

In The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400, 3 eccentric tour guides will lead you on a danced history tour, using movement, text and music to explore what it was really like for many of the passengers (including many originally from Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire) who undertook a historic journey from England to America aboard the Mayflower in 1620.  

Playful, imaginative and moving, The Imagination Museum is a performance about determination and the extraordinary things that it makes ordinary people do.

"Awesome, grinned from ear to ear all the way through" (Audience member)

Suitable for all ages. Website:

The church has its own website which can be visited here: Gainsborough United Reformed Church.

Postcode: DN21 2JR, click here to find on Google Maps

Open: 11-12th May, Saturday 10am-4pm • Sunday 2pm-4pm.

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