Cardiff Castle Garrison were thrilled to return to the Newport Ship for another open day. The charity are continuing to preserve the fifteenth-century timbers of the ship found in the River Usk in 2002, and hope to finish this process over the next year. They then plan to display the ship in a purpose-built museum.
Garrison gave several displays including medieval musical instruments, clothing, crafts, weapons, armour and food.
We were very pleased to be invited back to work with the Newport Ship again and are very much looking forward to seeing its conservation completed!
A scale model of the discovered Newport Ship timbers
Display of medieval musical instruments
Closer look at various pipes
Group member playing a symphonie, a medieval ancestor of the hurdy-gurdy
Various fingerloop braids from the craft table
Brick stitch embroidery from the craft table
Replica pilgrims’ badges; common medieval archaeological finds
Medieval clothing display
Spinning display with medieval craft display table
display of yarn dyed using authentic technique
Authentic snacks including plums, apples, cheeses, pies and salami
Weapons and armour display
Post-show daftness: wimple selfies