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Newport Medieval Ship Project

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Important national treasure

A very significant find that is now being preserved. At present there is really only a few timbers... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie P
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United Kingdom
Maritime history, and pirates.

Visited the Newport medieval ship project and was amazed , so joined the Friends group. Trading... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Mart87
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UK
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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
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Unit 20 Estuary Road | Queensway Meadows, Newport NP19 4SP, Wales
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+44 1633 274167
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very significant find that is now being preserved. At present there is really only a few timbers to see and an ongoing model that is being constructed. As this is being built, more is being learnt about what the ship would have looked like...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julie P
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Visited the Newport medieval ship project and was amazed , so joined the Friends group. Trading, Piracy, Maritime Newport, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Canada, USA , Headless Corpse the list goes on. Also connections with other ships, archaeology, science and restoration. Education and adventure , great.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mart87
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Volunteers are responsible for so many worthwhile projects. #newportship lives and breathes because of its volunteers, and, rightly so, they have big ambitions for this project. The fact that this ship is presently tucked away on an industrial estate in Newport does not detract from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Graham H
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Very informative visit with knowledgeable volunteer who answered all out questions! Looking forward to hearing the future of this project!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank F6890DFemmad
Reviewed 13 May 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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Maureen1937
Reviewed 17 September 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

Date of experience: September 2017
5  Thank LindaW3107
Reviewed 12 September 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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Helene D
Reviewed 29 August 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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Kim T
Reviewed 29 July 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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank alanjbarker
Reviewed 15 June 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.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank TomPen
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