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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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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 Godshill Model Village to your Itinerary

    GODSHILL

    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...

  2. Add Dinosaur Isle to your Itinerary

    SANDOWN

    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....

  3. 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...

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    Add Sunken Secrets to your Itinerary

    YARMOUTH

    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...

  5. 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...

  6. Add Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum to your Itinerary

    NEWPORT

    The building is located on Newport Quay, formerly used as a grain storage warehouse, but since 1997 has been the home to the Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum which is run by an enthusiastic group of volunteers.

    An impressive collection of Island buses and coaches dating from 1927 to more recent...

  7. 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...

  8. Add Classic Boat Museum to your Itinerary

    EAST COWES

    This charitable trust Museum exhibits undercover attractive, historic small craft together with topical displays of maritime history as well as marine craft tools. The collection now includes a number of Island lifeboats, some classic power boats and personal craft of Uffa Fox. The restoration...

  9. 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...

  10. Add St. Catherines Lighthouse - Trinity House to your Itinerary

    VENTNOR

    Situated at the Island's most southerly point, the Lighthouse offers an unique experience for the whole family. It was built in 1840 and automated in 1997. The light has a range of 26 sea miles.

    Climb the 94 steps to the top of the tower and enjoy spectacular views of the south side of the...