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Newport Medieval Ship Project

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An interesting project

Difficult to find tucked away on an industrial estate but well worth persevering to find it. There... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2018
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Fascinatingly brilliant!

We picked up a leaflet for this and thought it would be worth a visit while in Newport for the... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2017
London, United Kingdom
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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Unit 20 Estuary Road | Queensway Meadows, Newport NP19 4SP, Wales
+44 1633 274167
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

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...More

Thank Maureen1937
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

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...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2017

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

1  Thank Helene D
Reviewed August 28, 2017

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...More

1  Thank Kim T
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Although local, we visited the ship for the first time. We had a personal tour and were treated to a group of very enthusiastic volunteers giving up their own time to welcome visitors. There is much to see and an hour and a half went...More

Thank alanjbarker
Reviewed June 15, 2017

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.

1  Thank TomPen
Reviewed May 26, 2017

While the work of preservation and restoration of the ship's original timbers is still in progress, the progress that has been made so far is really impressive and there is plenty to see. We were given the treat of a personal tour by the Chairman...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Newports Medieval Ship is older than the Mary Rose! It's very interesting and manned by several very knowledgeable volunteers who are keen to share their knowledge with visitors. I look forward to visiting again to catch up on the progress of the project.

Thank Globetrotting53
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fascinating. The scale and intricasies involved is mind blowing. Staff couldn't have been nicer. Look forward to somehow getting involved in the future!

Thank Dan T
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

Staff really friendly and have so much knowledge! The organisation's determination at preserving the ship is a real credit to Wales. Well done then! Also lovely gift shop! Free attraction so go and have a look!

Thank Leahmay1
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