Started in 2015 as a community venture to help support the local economy, the Retford Hub, or to give it its full name, the North Notts Artisan & Tourist Information Centre, operated for 6 years to provide:


local arts & crafts  *  art gallery  *  mayflower pilgrim museum  *   tourist information  * cafe

 local food  * artist studios * workshops & classes  *  UK central



In 2021 the Hub changed ownership and can still be found operating as the Retford Arts Hub in Retford. For further details search Retford Arts Hub Facebook page


The mayflower pilgrim museum was closed but a room dedicated to the story of the Pilgrim Fathers can be found at Bassetlaw Museum, Grove Street



This site now acts as a tribute to the many hours put in by volunteers to support the venture and as a thank you to those organisations and companies that provided financial support including:


Bassetlaw District Council

Nottinghamshire County Council

Ye Olde Bell

10 Green Bottles


Arts Council

Church of England

Mike Quigley - Councillor




Over the 6 years we ran exhibitions in our fabulous gallery. In addition we hosted the Rotary Young Artist Competition for 3 years with the final year attracting hundreds of entries from over a dozen schools. Thank you to the artists, volunteers and all those that helped.


 Here are a few examples:



Amina Sly-Khan 2019



Sutton Art Group 2019


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Rotary Young Artist 2019


The Annual Young Artist Competition is open to all Primary School Children in the area and creates a real 'splash of colour in the Gallery over the half term period. In 2019 7 schools took part and the school deemed to have the best collective entries was St Josephs who won



Artempo 2018



Amina Sly-Khan 2019



Christine Howard - Hive 2018




Craft Fairs 2018






Joe 2017



Retford Arts Festival 2017




Cath Ray 2017


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Ann Everitt 2017




Carol John 2016








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