Summer Update 2024

First, thank you to all who have visited us at the Ship Centre since we re-opened at the end of March.  If you have not had an opportunity, as yet, just a reminder the Friends will be opening the Ship Centre Fridays and Saturdays until Saturday 2nd November 2024.

Medieval Fayre

Coming up very soon will be our summer Medieval Fayre on Saturday 27th July 2024. This will be the third successful fayre at the Ship Centre with displays of Medieval crafts and skills.

Poster for Medieval Fayre 2024

Production of a new video of the origins of the Newport Medieval Ship

Dextra Visual’s animated story of the ship’s final journey brought it to life for many.  We have launched a crowdfunder appeal to support the creation of a new animation to examine the origins of the Newport Medieval Ship, which will be displayed at the visitor centre.

interpretation of a medieval shipyard

We are seeking to raise £3,335 to help ensure this new video production can go ahead. You can find more details and donate on our Special Appeals page and on Crowdfunder

interpretation of a medieval boat under construction
Boat under construction

KIDS craft activities at the Ship Centre

On Fridays during August KIDS craft activities will be at the Ship Centre 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. These activities are suitable for 3yrs – 10yrs. Note: Parent/guardian will need to stay with the child while at the event.

For details of these events and others see our Events & Talks page.

Would you like to get involved?

We have a number of volunteering opportunities to help open Ship Centre in Newport on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, please email

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