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Newport Ship Visitor Center open for 2022 – with events

VISITORS are once again welcomed to the Newport Ship Center, which celebrates 20 years since the discovery of the ship.

Newport Ship Centre, on Estuary Road, has reopened with visitors welcome between 10.30am and 4pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Visitors will be able to learn about the history of the 15th century ship, its purpose, why it sank and the plan to reassemble it, which has been described as one of the greatest 3D puzzles in the world.

The center also offers guided tours, which include details of life when the ship was active.

Admission to the center is free, with donations to Friends of the Ship of Newport greatly appreciated.

Visitor Season is made possible through a partnership between Newport City Council and Friends of the Ship of Newport.

There are also events scheduled for later this year, including:

  • A free medieval melee in the center of the ship including historical re-enactments, family activities and tours on Saturday July 30;
  • A public lecture by Dr Toby Jones, curator of the project, on the secrets of the ship and what he can tell us about life on board and in medieval Newport, to be held at the Lysaght Institute, Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m. .

Tickets are available now for the public lecture, with all funds raised going towards the ship’s restoration project.

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