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Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Dinosaur Isle Museum

Isle of Wight museums and art galleries offer the perfect window into the deep and varied history of the Island, and its rich arts and culture.

From the Isle of Wight's maritime connections, shipwrecks and smugglers to it's significant World War 2 contribution and Roman ruins there is a whole wealth of history history to explore in our varied selection of museums. Similarly the Island's inspiring surroundings, light and atmosphere has seen the creation of some fantastic art and photography over the years, some of which you can find housed in our great selection of galleries.

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Quarr Abbey

Quarr Abbey

You can see Quarr Abbey from the car ferry to Fishbourne, nestling among the trees on the shore. Passengers visiting the Island enjoy taking various...

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  1. Add Dinosaur Isle to your Itinerary


    Dinosaur Isle is Britain's first purpose built dinosaur attraction just over the sea wall in Sandown where in a spectacularly shaped building reminiscent of a Pterosaur flying across the cretaceous skies you can walk back through fossilised time to the period of the dinosaurs 120 million years ago....

  2. Add Quarr Abbey to your Itinerary


    You can see Quarr Abbey from the car ferry to Fishbourne, nestling among the trees on the shore. Passengers visiting the Island enjoy taking various guesses at what it could be.

    Quarr Abbey is home to a small group of Benedictine monks who strive to dedicate their lives to the glory of God, and...

  3. Add Brading Roman Villa to your Itinerary


    Brading Roman Villa is one of the finest Roman sites in the UK. The award-winning visitor centre and museum offers a unique insight into Roman life in Britain from beautifully preserved mosaic floors to an extensive collection of Roman archaeology including coins, pottery and tools. The villa...

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    Add Dimbola Museum and Galleries to your Itinerary


    Home and workplace of the internationally acclaimed Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.

    A pioneer of photography as a fine art, Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) was a woman ahead of her time, renowned for her portraits of ‘famous men and fair women’, many of which were created at...

  5. Add Ventnor Heritage Museum to your Itinerary


    A small museum housed opposite the central car park, showing themed exhibition of historical photographs and artefacts (changed yearly), also models of Ventnor railway within the Victorian era. Many of our own publications for sale.

    Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 - 16:30
    Monday and...

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    Add Newport Roman Villa to your Itinerary


    When the owners of a nearby house sank new foundations for a garage in 1926, they discovered something that they found to be unusual. It was the site of a Roman farmhouse that had been built around the year 280 AD. Subsequent excavations revealed that this was a major find and told archaeologists...

  7. Add Godshill Model Village to your Itinerary


    This beautiful Model Village nestles in the grounds of the Old Vicarage. Set in nearly two acres of gorgeous landscaped gardens this is a real retro find - a quintessentially English visitor attraction. You will find scale models of Shanklin and Godshill villages as they were in the 1920's. Our...

  8. Add Fort Victoria Marine Aquarium to your Itinerary


    The Aquarium aims to allow visitors to come face to face with many of the amazing creatures found both in the seas around the Island and tropical reefs. In the local tanks you can see beautiful sea anemones, fearsome Spiny Spider crabs and improbably shaped pipefish. A favourite is the Cuttlefish...

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    Add Sunken Secrets to your Itinerary


    Discover a hidden underwater world!

    Come to Sunken Secrets at Fort Victoria and get closer to fascinating underwater finds from around the Solent. Stimulate your senses through artefacts, videos, interactive games and displays.

    Hear about the unfortunate ships that have been claimed by...

  10. Add Bembridge Heritage Centre to your Itinerary


    The Bembridge Heritage Centre was formed in 1996 and our main objective being to record and display the local history and heritage of Bembridge in our Heritage Centre which is located in a separate building at the rear of the Library (junction of High Street & Church Road).

    We are open from...