WHAT'S IN THE BOX? PLYMOUTH'S NEW MUSEUM OPENS
Minerva|November/December 2020
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On 16 September 1620, 102 passengers and 30 crew aboard the Mayflower sailed from the port of Plymouth, Devon, bound for the ‘New World’. There they would secure their place in US history as the ‘Pilgrims’, the Puritan founders of only the second successful English settlement in America. Four hundred years on, their world-changing voyage to present-day Massachusetts has become part of America’s foundation myth – so it is appropriate that it is now the subject of a major exhibition being staged as the centrepiece of the opening programme at The Box, Plymouth’s new, £46m museum and cultural hub.

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