Newport Ship Centre prepares for 2022 visitor season

Posted on Wednesday 6th April 2022

The Newport Ship Centre will shortly be opening its doors for 2022.

From Friday 8 April, the centre will open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10.30am until 4pm.

Visitors will be able to learn about the history of the fifteenth-century ship, its purpose, why it sank, and the project to reassemble it, which has been described as one of the world’s largest 3D puzzles.

The centre also offers guided tours, as well as fascinating details about life in and around the time the ship was active.

The visitor season is made possible thanks to a partnership between Newport City Council and the Friends of the Newport Ship, whose volunteers are on hand to enlighten visitors during their trip to the Ship Centre.

Entrance to the centre is free, with donations to the Friends of the Newport Ship much appreciated.

Keep an eye out as well for special activities planned this year to mark the twentieth anniversary of the discovery of the ship, including:

  • A free medieval melee at the ship centre including reenactors, family activities and tours on Saturday 30 July
  • A public talk by Dr Toby Jones, project curator, on the secrets of the ship and what it can tell us about life on board and in medieval Newport (Lysaght Institute, Thursday 12 May, 7pm).

Tickets are available now for the public talk, with all funds raised going towards the Ship restoration project. For more information please visit

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