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Located in the heart of Retford; an ideal starting place to explore this exceptional Georgian market town, our shop which stretches over 3 floors, is a not for profit organisation run entirely by volunteers.

Our shop is packed with art & crafts with around 2500 different items from 140 local artists and artisans producing a wide range of exciting arts and crafts including jewellery, pottery, glasswork, cards for all occasions, paper work, wood and metal work, embroidery, decoupage, knitting and sewing crafts, stone and slate. The Hub has over 30 artists work on display, both framed and unframed. Something to suit every pocket.

Find out about some of our artists...>>>

Find out about some of our artisans...>>>

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Our Gallery holds exhibitions from local artists as well as some with national acclaim.

Discover our program for 2019/20...>>>

See our previous exhibitions...>>>

Visit the Mayflower Pilgrim Centre - a museum about the Pilgrim Fathers who came from our area, an area that can lay claim to be the birthplace of modern day America, democracy and nearly every non-conformist, English speaking Christian religion.    

Find out more about the mayflower pilgrim story...>>>


Take part in one of our classes or workshops, everything from our regular drop in art classes, children's art, Lego & card craft clubs, paper craft workshops and painting classes to lino printing and Yoga.

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Explore the resident artist studios and talk to them to find out more about their work.

Our artists include Cath Ray; Bookbinder, Annie Turner; Artist; Christine Howard; Artist, Sean Bendel-Whittaker; Visual artist & John Harris; Artist. To find out more including the mayflower pilgrim art...>>>

Studio space is available to hire. For more information please contact us.

We are the Tourist Information for North Notts and supply information on activities, attractions, local organisations, walking & cycling. We sell event tickets and run tours of the area.

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Our cafe serves a range of snacks and meals including our artisan 'meal deal' made freshly to order to take out or eat in either in our downstairs eating area or in the Gallery.

We are home to the thriving Mayflower WI who meet in our meeting room that is available for public hire.

Find our hire prices here...>>>

We are proud to host the Rotary Young Artist Competition annually with hundreds of entries from many local Primary schools.



The History of Retford Hub

The Council announced in late 2014 that the Retford Tourist Information Centre was to close following the same fate of all Tourist Information Centres in North Notts. A group of volunteers decided to create a new tourist information centre that was about much more, the people of the area. It would act as a showcase. What followed was a period of frenetic activity by numerous volunteers as the Retford Hub idea became a reality, and the centre was opened on May 4th 2015, just 12 weeks later.

Thank you to all those that helped either financially or volunteering and to our current team without whom the shop would not open. The life blood of the centre are our volunteers, the activities are varied, many of our volunteers are now trained in food hygiene and we provide other training such as tourism and till operation as required.

If you would like to get involved please contact us.  From a few hours to as long as you can spare.


Retford, North Notts is easily accessed just a few miles from the A1 between Doncaster & Newark, and is on the main line East Coast rail line.





.North Nottinghamshire Artisan & Tourist Information Centre CIC

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