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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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Brighstone Village Museum & Library - North Street, Brighstone

Brighstone Village Museum & Library - North Street, Brighstone

Set in the beautiful West Wight village of Brighstone is North Street, a picturesque row of old and thatched buildings, which include cottages and...

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  1. Add Brighstone Village Museum & Library - North Street, Brighstone to your Itinerary

    BRIGHSTONE

    Set in the beautiful West Wight village of Brighstone is North Street, a picturesque row of old and thatched buildings, which include cottages and Brighstone Museum, all owned by The National Trust.

    Brighstone Community Library is now in North Street, giving access to the Museum with...

  2. Add Chessell Pottery Barns to your Itinerary

    Near Calbourne, YARMOUTH

    Visit our award winning (My Isle of Wight Award - Best Place to get Crafty 2013) working studio at Chessell Pottery Barns where you can have a go at painting your own hand made English pottery. You don’t have to be an artist as we have our own unique range of decorating sponges that are very easy...

  3. Add Quay Arts to your Itinerary

    NEWPORT

    The Quay Arts Centre is the Isle of Wight’s leading art gallery and venue for live arts events. It is situated in a converted 19th Century brewery warehouse complex located at the head of the River Medina in the centre of Newport.

    The complex was refurbished in 1997 by award winning architect...

  4. Add Quarr Abbey to your Itinerary

    RYDE

    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...

  5. Add Brading Roman Villa to your Itinerary

    BRADING

    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...

  6. Add Fort Victoria Marine Aquarium to your Itinerary

    YARMOUTH

    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...

  7. Add Island Planetarium to your Itinerary

    YARMOUTH

    The Island Planetarium offers a fascinating journey through time & space; stimulating your imagination & mind, in our astrodome theatre & exhibition.

    This man-made Universe will take you places you have never been before, from the surface of the Moon to the depth of outer space in our immersive...

  8. Add Bembridge Heritage Centre to your Itinerary

    BEMBRIDGE

    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...

  9. Add Isle of Wight Postal Museum to your Itinerary

    NEWPORT

    We are home to the largest collection of post boxes and memrobilia in the country. Individuals or parties are welcome by appointment to view and study this eccentric collection.

    Recommended donation £3 per person

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    Add Donald McGill Postcard Museum to your Itinerary

    RYDE

    The purpose of this museum is to pay homage to Donald McGill, who spent his life creating original artworks for the then thriving postcard industry.

    Donald created over 12,000 postcards from 1904 till his death in 1962. Donald's Cards depict anything and everyone - his watchful eye never missed...