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The story of coracles from Wales and around the world

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Newport Museum and Art Gallery, John Frost Square, Newport, Newport, NP20 1PA

Saturday 18th November 11:00 - 13:00

About The story of coracles from Wales and around the world

Discover the construction of coracles and the various methods of use, with a history going back maybe to the ice age with our latest Newport Transporter Bridge ‘Bridge Talk’.

At one time most rivers in Wales had coracles including the Usk (which of course, our Transporter Bridge crosses) and the Wye. Many types disappeared during the early part of twentieth century, but those in West Wales are still made and are used as a means of fishing today.

Martin Fowler created The National Coracle Museum in Cenarth in 1991, containing exhibits from all over the World including nine types from Wales.

Martin started restoring the water mill in Cenarth in 1984 before starting the coracle museum, so this is sure to be a fascinating talk!

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