Ships and Shipbuilding

Did you know that since 1294 there has been a ship building industry on the River Tyne? The earliest recorded was the building of a galley for the King’s Fleet.  

Ships have been so important to the North East for work and money. They provide transport for goods made in the area, carry fisherman out to sea and were built around the shipyards on the river.  

You can download your Ships activity resource here

Watch how to make your own paddle boat at home powered by kinetic energy.

The Tyne and Wear Archives Flickr page has a range of shipyard and shipbuilding photographs from around the Tyne and Wear. 

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