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A Fifteenth Century ship discovered on the banks of the Usk in 2002. The timbers and finds are now in the care of Newport Museums & Heritage Service.
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NewportMedievalShip Jul 2
All this work is taking place at our Ship Centre, where various components of the Newport Transporter Bridge are being overhauled. When you come and visit the Ship Centre (open Fridays and...
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NewportMedievalShip Jul 1
With every experiment we learn more about the wooden ships of our forefathers. We are having to re-learn these lessons as the knowledge was lost in time. Now that we are starting to take on board these ancient shipbuilding skills, let’s hope we...
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NewportMedievalShip Jun 29
There really is nothing more satisfying than watching huge timbers being cleaved and a wooden vessel being put together in the ancient fashion...... just as our was built by the...
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NewportMedievalShip Jun 29
We love to be ‘out and about’! Taking the news of our fascinating project to new audiences. Here are some of the images from our visit to Barnet Medieval Fayre and Battle re-enactment a couple of weeks ago...
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NewportMedievalShip Jun 26
Just a week away now so make sure you put it in your diary! We will be pulling together the threads of trading across the Severn Sea in the time of our Ship.
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NewportMedievalShip Apr 10
See your Newport from a new perspective!
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NewportMedievalShip Apr 5
The Newport Medieval Ship project is hosting the Royal Commission's (RCAHMW) new exhibition commemorating WW1's U-Boat activity around the coast of Wales. The exhibition opens 19 April and runs...
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NewportMedievalShip Apr 5
Reaching the limits of headroom in the construction hall! Wonderful recreation of the original piece proudly leading San Juan on her future journeys.
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NewportMedievalShip Apr 1
When is a wreck not a wreck? Our Newport Ship was not a wreck in the general sense - she suffered a fatal accident whilst undergoing repairs or refit in a side channel in Newport and fell over...
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NewportMedievalShip Mar 24
Interesting talk! Carlos gave an excellent talk to the shared Newport Medieval Ship / Nautical Archaeology Society conference back last November that was enjoyed by all.
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NewportMedievalShip Mar 21
This week we had a visit from 1st Bassaleg rainbows. Despite their young age, they thoroughly enjoyed their visit and were a joy to talk to. Their favourite part was making their own coins and trying on a...
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NewportMedievalShip Mar 20
Newport City Council is promoting the heritage of the local area. So many visitors who know the city are remarking that they never knew there was so much to see!
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NewportMedievalShip Mar 18
We are always looking at ways to bring in more funds to support the project. We now need a new dehumidifier to replace the old, tired and now useless one that has served us well over the last 6...
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NewportMedievalShip Mar 18
Newport Ship Project 2008
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NewportMedievalShip Mar 17
Will somebody please apologise to Herodotus for nor believing his story about unusual river boats on the Nile! Now he has been proved right all these years.
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NewportMedievalShip Mar 15
Here’s one to watch! Fascinating work and you may recognise some of the characters.
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NewportMedievalShip Mar 12
Our curator, Dr Toby Jones is out and about, telling academia from around the world about our amazing project. Today he, and Professor Nigel Nayling are in Istanbul’s Koç University at conference. You can come...
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NewportMedievalShip Mar 7
Last night we hosted another scout visit, this time it was 1st wentwood scouts and 24th newport scouts. Both groups enjoyed their visit and the costume box! We are open to the public as normal every Saturday...
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NewportMedievalShip Mar 7
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NewportMedievalShip Mar 6
This was the loading of the truck with the timbers received earlier today. No wonder the collection team were sore this morning after the drive back - no fork lift truck to help with the loading - just a gantry to help raise the heaviest timbers into...
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