The Newport Ship project, the next steps

As the conservation stage moves towards completion the project is planning the next phase “reassembly”.

During 2019 further batches of timbers completed the Freeze Drying process and were returned to the climate-controlled store rooms at the Ship Centre. With 70 percent plus of the timbers conserved it is hoped that the conservation stage will be completed in late 2020.

As the project moves into the reassembly phase, a key part of which will be to find a permanent home for display the reassembled ship, the Friends will continue its support for the project and raise awareness about this extraordinary vessel.