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Small but full of big history

What a sweet little museum, we were actually staying in a house 3 doors away and stumbled across... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Fantastic maritime museum close to the ferry port

Accidentally found the museum when arriving too early for a crossing. We also managed to park for... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
London, United Kingdom
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12-14 Beckford Road | Cowes Public Library, Cowes PO31 7SG, England
+44 1983 823433
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

What a sweet little museum, we were actually staying in a house 3 doors away and stumbled across the museum. Such a small space filled with so much information and history. The staff are polite, welcoming and full of knowledge. Everything is perfectly labelled with...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ClaraBelleACM
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Accidentally found the museum when arriving too early for a crossing. We also managed to park for free in the road outside as a bonus. The entry fee for adults is just £2. Two large rooms are full of boating history from the beginnings to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

This is such a great place to visit. We learnt so much and had a really interesting time. The lady who took us around initially knew so much and was really enthusiastic and informative. We also wandered on our own reading and learning about the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Flamingoparrot
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Bravo for such a Gem on the local Shipping and yachting history of the Island who was involved with the building of all sorts of vessels and where the hovercraft were invented !!! And had provided expertise for the last 4 centuries to the entire...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Pierre-Loup-DeCam
Reviewed 29 June 2016

A very interesting place within Cowes library just a couple of minutes away from the high street. The only downside is it's not big enough. Tom

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank thedealhunter2018
Reviewed 10 May 2016

As soon as you arrive in Cowes town centre, which is close to the waterfront, you become aware of the importance of sailing to the town. In shop window displays you see yachting outfits, you're jostled by hordes of youths emerging from passages leading from...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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