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The Matthew of Bristol Trust

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The Matthew of Bristol, is a replica of the English ship that discovered North America in 1497.

Matthew is available to visit in Bristol Floating Harbour. Look
around and talk to our knowledgeable volunteers, or take a trip with us
around the harbour, down the river or out to sea. Book a ticket or book
the whole boat. The Matthew offers a unique venue for a party,
team-build or corporate event.

The Matthew is moored adjacent to M Shed. All our trips leave from here.

Contact us via our web site, or call on 0117 9276868.

The Objects of the Charity:

(1) to acquire, repair, fit out, maintain, enhance and preserve the replica medieval caravel known as “The Matthew” as a ship of historic interest and to place the vessel on display alongside a berth, quay, dock or wharf accessible to the public;

(2) to provide educational and training facilities on “The Matthew” while berthed or on voyages for persons of all ages and capabilities by the preservation, operation and charter of “The Matthew” as a seaworthy vessel;

(3) to advance education in

(a) the local and national history and heritage associated with “The Matthew”, the explorer John Cabot and the exploration and settlement of the New World, including Newfoundland and Labrador;

(b) maritime history and archaeology;

(c) shipbuilding and nautical construction skills; and

(d) seamanship, sailing skills and seafaring crafts

Charity No: 1139058

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