The Matthew of Bristol
Prince's Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RN
MONTHS OPENApril, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
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What we offer on a school trip
The Matthew of Bristol is available for educational trips, catering for children of all ages. Our volunteers love to lead children's groups and really bring to life what it was like on board the ship during Tudor times. However, if you have any specific areas of study that you would like us to cover, then please call us to discuss your ideas.
The Matthew is a replica of the Tudor caravel that John Cabot sailed from Bristol to Newfoundland in 1497. We primarily offer one-hour educational trips to primary school children during our sailing season between April and November, from Tuesday to Friday. However, our trips can be adapted to suit older children too.
All trips are designed to fit in with the national history curriculum. For KS1, the trip focuses on local history and pirates, including the famous Bristol pirate Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard. For KS2, pupils learn more about John Cabot, the discovery of Newfoundland and life on board a Tudor ship.
We want to make sure that you get the very best out of your time with us. Please get in touch with Sarah in the office if you’d like to talk about any of the trips that we offer.