Transport Heritage in Newport, Wales
We will head to Newport to find out all about the story of transportation throughout the years. Firstly, we visit the Newport Medieval Ship which is a fifteenth century merchant vessel unearthed in the heart of Newport in 2002. Work on the Riverfront arts centre was paused while excavations could take place, and the timbers have since been undergoing a lengthy conservation process so the ship can be displayed to the public.
We then head to the Riverfront area with free time for lunch and in the afternoon we visit the remarkable Newport Transporter Bridge which is one of only six operational transporter bridges left world wide from a total of twenty constructed.
The bridge opened in 1906 and has dominated the Newport skyline since.
At each venue we will have a talk about the history and conservation work that has taken place and is still continuing.
Timings: Leave Leominster 8:30am, Hereford 9:00am, Ross on Wye 9:30am. Depart and travel back to Ross 6:30pm, Hereford 7:00pm, Leominster 7:30pm.
Costs: Including travel, entry, return gondola fee & ship donation costs £35.00
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