The Matthew Legacy

Step on Board

Plan your visit to The Matthew.

The wind whistling through the sails, a seagull soaring overhead and the gentle rolling of a 15th century caravel… As you look out to sea, you imagine what must have been like for Giovanni Caboto and his crew, sailing toward the unknown.

You will enter the world of 15th century Europe and discover the events that led to Caboto’s voyage. You will learn the fundamentals of early navigators, fell the weight of a deep-sea, and take a sighting through an astrolabe.

Your visit includes a guided tour of the Matthew Replica. This 92-foot-long wooden caravel is a full-scale reproduction of the ship that carried Caboto and his crew from Bristol to the New World in 1497. Hear the story of that voyage  and take a peek inside Caboto’s cabin. Admire  the work of our local shipwrights Our knowledgeable guides are on deck and ready to answer all your questions.

Take a peek inside the boat bay – the Matthew’s current home – and explore the challenges of recreating a 15th century vessel. Climb below deck to catch a glimpse of life at sea. Smell the salty air and oiled wood. Listen and let us spark your imagination with true tales of adventure, discovery, and unexpected rewards.

Complete your visit with a stop at Mattea’s Gift Shop, where you’ll find a wide range of souvenirs, reproductions and local crafts.

Enter the world of 15th century Europe and discover the events that led to Caboto’s voyage. You will learn the fundamentals of early navigators, fell the weight of a deep-sea, and take a sighting through an astrolabe.

Complete your visit with a stop at Mattea’s Gift Shop, where you’ll find a wide range of souvenirs, reproductions and local crafts.

ter the world of 15th century Europe and discover the events that led to Caboto’s voyage. You will learn the fundamentals of early navigators, fell the weight of a deep-sea, and take a sighting through an astrolabe.

The Matthew Legacy

THE MATTHEW LEGACY
P.O. BOX 500
BONAVISTA, NL
A0C 1B0