Ferriby Boat

Between 1937 and 1963, Ted Wright discovered the remains of three Bronze Age boats at North Ferriby on the Humber foreshore. All of the same type, they would have been 16 metres long and were built of oak planks sewn together with yew withies. Ferriby 3 has been dated to 1900 BC, making it the oldest sewn-plank boat in Europe. This model shows what a complete boat would have looked like.

Ferriby Boat can be viewed at Hull and East Riding Museum

  • Ferriby Boat