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The Matthew of Bristol

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An Impressive little ship

We were lucky enough to see this ship sail up the Avon river one day, while we were visiting "The... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2011
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Very helpful & sympathetic staff

I didnt board the Matthew & didnt experience the ship at all through lack of time although I intend... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2011
Swansea, 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 18 December 2011

We were lucky enough to see this ship sail up the Avon river one day, while we were visiting "The Great Britain". We could not believe that this vessel sailed to Canada and back, to commemorate Cabot's voyage to North America.

Date of experience: September 2011
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

I didnt board the Matthew & didnt experience the ship at all through lack of time although I intend to return to do so one day. I am writing to thank the staff for allowing me to temporarily store my valuable cycle on their quayside...More

Date of experience: October 2011
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

Moored near the SS Great Britain, the Matthew Ship is an attraction in Bristol. Unlike its larger neighbour, which is dry-docked, the Matthew is a fully functioning ship moored on the river, providing a more authentic and realistic aquatic experience for visitors. A nice, small...More

Date of experience: August 2011
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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