Classic Boat Museum

Isle of Wight

The Classic Boat Museum is an exciting and award winning all weather attraction based on the waterside in the Isle of Wight. It offers a fascinating collection of sailing and power boats of local and national interest to both family visitors and maritime enthusiasts alike.

Open throughout the year, displays also include photographs, films, tools, artefacts, models, books and many other items associated with the history of boating over the past century. From unique trophies loaned by Dame Ellen MacArthur to classic wooden boats of international renown, there is something of interest to both children and adults.

The Classic Boat Museum is comprised of two sections - The Museum itself, at Seaclose Wharf, Newport, and the Gallery, located on Columbine Road, East Cowes. To find out more about the Classic Boat Museum, please visit their website at Classic Boat Museum


Cowes Maritime Museum

Isle of Wight

The Cowes Maritime Museum has a small exhibition area that currently displays model boats from the Maritime Collection, as well as an extensive photographic and paper archive depicting yachting and the shipbuilding industry in Cowes, which is accessible by appointment only. If you require more information about the archive collection of Cowes Maritime Museum please contact Corina Westwood - +44 (0)1983 823433. You will need to make an appointment in order to access any reference materials.

The Cowes Maritime Museum is situated within the Cowes Library, on Beckford Road, and also houses a collection of maritime related books. Admission is free for both adults and children. To find out more please visit Cowes Maritime Museum