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The Matthew


Keep a sharp lookout for the Matthew of Bristol throughout the Harbour Festival weekend.

The ship is a replica of the 15th century caravel that John Cabot sailed from Bristol to Newfoundland in 1497. In 1997 she sailed across the Atlantic once more to mark the 500th anniversary of the original voyage.

Today, The Matthew is a much-loved part of Bristol’s maritime heritage and is regarded by many as the city’s unofficial flagship with a busy schedule of public trips, film and festival work, corporate and celebration events.

Entry when the ship is moored at the quayside is free though as a registered charity any donations in the collection box are very much appreciated.

Earlier Event: July 21
Western Boat Show