The Newport Medieval Ship
The Newport Ship is the most substantial medieval ship excavated in modern times in Britain.
The ship was discovered in 2002 during the construction of the Riverfront Performing Arts Centre on the bank of the river Usk in Newport in South East Wales.
Once rescue excavations revealed that over 20 metres of the ship were present in the construction area and threatened by the development, a vigorous campaign both nationally and through a local community group, "Save Our Ship" pushed for the ship's recovery and preservation.
Funding was secured and the ship has been lifted for study, conservation and eventual display.
These web pages provide an insight into the research being undertaken into the ship through partnership between the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Newport Museum and Heritage Service which curates the ship.
These web pages complement an interim exhibition at the Newport Ship Centre funded through the ShipShape project, a partnership project supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Each year the AHRC provides funding from the Government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities. Only applications of the highest quality are funded and the range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK. For further information on the AHRC, please go to: www.ahrc.ac.uk.