Newport Medieval Ship Project

Newport Medieval Ship Project

Newport Medieval Ship Project
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Come to the current home of the Medieval Newport Ship Project, the only 15th century ship to have survived to the present day. Find out more about how the ship was made, sailed and why she eventually found her last resting place in Newport.
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LindaW3107
Hartlepool, UK37 contributions
Friends
We picked up a leaflet for this and thought it would be worth a visit while in Newport for the rugby!
It's a wonderful, marvellous thing to see!
We had the "10 bob tour" from our guide who explained how the ship was found, what it's history was and how it is being preserved!
Newport Council really need to get this on display in a purpose built museum to show off this wonder & where people can find it more easily!
Written September 17, 2017
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WaspGirl
Newport, UK4 contributions
Family
Fantastic day out and fun for all the family
You learn all about local history and the brave Welshmen and Women who helped shape this Country well worth a vist.
Written June 9, 2020
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Kim T
Cwmbran, UK17 contributions
Couples
An incredibly informative visit to see the conservation project to recover and re assemble a piece of maritime history. A 15th century ship discovered in the muddy banks of the River Usk. A passionate team of archaeologists and volunteers work tirelessly to restore this magnificent vessel to eventually display in Newport by 2018. This is a remarkable feat . It needs local and national support to allow everyone to see this hidden gem The team of volunteers are really friendly and informative. Entry is free and the guided tour is free. The gift shop is in a log cabin and has some interesting gifts
Written August 29, 2017
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glyn e
Newport, UK60 contributions
Family
went along to see the Newport ship,but all i saw was a few planks
how much this cost Newport citzens i do not know but i am sure the cost of taking care of old planks of wood could be better spent elswhere.
Written July 20, 2016
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Brianna2712
13 contributions
amazing the staff were so informative and easy access as I am disabled.The restoration is amazing well worth a visit
Written January 15, 2020
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Extraordinary827495
Portland, OR4 contributions
The Newport Medieval Ship Project is worth a visit if you’re in Newport, Wales. It’s a work in progress, and the staff and volunteers are very good at giving the history of the ship and of the project.

Besides the serious, scholarly aspects of the project, the people working on it have also included kid-friendly activities that look like they would be fun and keep the youngsters occupied.

No charge for admission, though they happily accept donations, and they do have a small gift shop to pick up a souvenir or two.
Written September 10, 2019
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Peter B
Bristol, UK31 contributions
Couples
What a piece of history, found by accident! We had a very informative guide who brought the visit to life, even though the ship is flat packed. Well worth supporting.
Written July 28, 2019
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Maureen1937
Barnstaple, UK148 contributions
Couples
Difficult to find tucked away on an industrial estate but well worth persevering to find it. There are plenty of information boards explaining how the ship was discovered and then rescued from the mud and enthusiastic volunteers happy to answer any questions. The timbers can be seen that have been treated and preserved. There is no entry charge but donations are welcome and there is a nicely stocked shop with a very good guide book about the project.
Written May 13, 2018
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Helene D
Cwmbran, UK39 contributions
Couples
It is very hard to find, especially if you don't know the area, we found it quite by accident whilst heading somewhere else. It is only because I know a little about it that we visited
Written September 12, 2017
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TomPen
Cardiff7 contributions
Family
A fascinating display of information and artifacts from a 500-year-old ship found in the mud of the river Usk. An ongoing project to restore this unique piece of maritime history- thanks to Allan for an insider's talk A great place to visit.
Written June 15, 2017
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