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The Matthew of Bristol

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I saw this ship being brought back to bristol.amazing sight. Watched the progress of it being... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom

we were team building helped by the very knowldgable and friendly staff volunteer staff on board... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
wells, United Kingdom
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*Currently moored at Underfall Yard. Our normal address is: Prince’s Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol, BS1 4RN - next to M Shed* The Matthew is a replica of the Tudor ship sailed by John Cabot from Bristol 'discover' North America in 1497. The ship runs...more
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Wapping Road | Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6XG, England
+44 117 927 6868
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

I saw this ship being brought back to bristol.amazing sight. Watched the progress of it being rebuilt.a beautiful ship.well worth the visit

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Miek194
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We had a family gathering on the matthew today, it rained the whole time and there was not much shelter. We had agreed to a cream tea and the staff prepared scones and cakes and put them on a table in the rain, when we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
5  Thank Hermantheobsessive
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Joined The Matthew for a cream tea trip and was sorely disappointed by the unfriendly service and terrible value. Many guests on board were made to feel unwelcome and commented on the rude staff. Quite frankly we’re embarrassed to be locals if this is what...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank M L
Reviewed 6 August 2018

we were team building helped by the very knowldgable and friendly staff volunteer staff on board, great experience

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank I9037EQml
Reviewed 31 July 2018

A great trip on this local much loved attraction around the harbour side. A different way to see this part of the city. Knowledgeable crew, ease of access, and a delightful, smooth ride. This attraction is available to hire for parties, wedding receptions etc. There...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic 4 hours with very knowledgable crew who made the whole trip wonderful. Would definitely do this again. Took our own packed lunch and drinks on board were reasonably priced.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

We took our 7 year old grandson for a trip on the Matthew during the first week of the school holidays. We all really enjoyed it, especially the 7yr old who still talks about it constantly. He loved the pantomime- plenty of jokes, costumes, stories...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lyn01
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Something of a Bristol icon, this is frequently moored alongside the SS Great Britain or the M Shed and we booked on one of their sailings around the floating harbour which also included a sea shanty band and a stop for fish & chips. First...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Blackth0rn
TheMatthewB, General Manager at The Matthew of Bristol, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Hi Blackth0rn, Thanks so much for taking the time to review our Sea Shanties Trip - I'm pleased to hear that you had a good time. We find that passengers like to move around the ship during trips, and of course there's only limited space...More

Reviewed 18 July 2018

The Matthew is typically anchored on the Prince’s Wharf, but also does several cruise trips from 1 to 4 hours in duration. When it is in in port, entry to see the ship is free, but has a donation box. The ship is a replica...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mikesierra
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I bought this trip as a birthday present for my hubby at the beginning of the year with a bit of trepidation because there is not a lot of cover on the boat so it is pot luck with the weather. But as it turned...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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16 January 2018|
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Response from Nyonya | Reviewed this property |
If you're just looking around, 10-15 minutes would be plenty. A trip is a different matter. I doubt there are toilets on board as there were no such amenities in the time of the original Matthew! You could use the ones at... More
2 September 2017|
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Response from HarleyMatt | Reviewed this property |
no sailings today and its going to rain all day ....miserable
Carla H
12 February 2017|
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Response from TheMatthewShip | Property representative |
Dear Carla, Many thanks for your question. Currently the Matthew is undergoing some maintenance work in the Underfall Yard, so you can come see it out of the water, but you won't be able to come on board. We will be open to... More