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Noah's Ark docks in UK

Tue 12 Nov 2019
By Ruth Sax

A 12ft replica of Noah's Ark has docked in Ipswich, sailing from the Netherlands.

Designer of the 70-metre long boat, Dutch artist and TV producer Sir Aad Peters, said it is not a Christian centre, but instead hopes the ark can be a centre of learning, where people from a range of cultures and beliefs can come together and share their stories.

Inside the vessel are sculptures telling the story of the Bible, as well as a museum which includes a 12ft tall tree of life.

 

 

The ship arrived at Orwell Quay early on Saturday morning and Sir Peters hopes it will be there for at least three months.

 

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Over 500,000 visitors have stepped on board the dog friendly ark since it first set sail in 2010, previously having visited Germany, the Netherlands and Norway.

This is the first time it has docked in the UK.

The boat will be open to visitors on 15th November.

 

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