From the Isle of Wight's maritime connections, shipwrecks and smugglers to its significant World War 2 contribution and Roman ruins there is a whole wealth of 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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Near Calbourne, YARMOUTH
Visit our working studio at Chessell Pottery Barns where you can have a go at painting your own hand made English pottery.
High Street, NEWPORT
Designed by John Nash and built in 1816, the historic Guildhall is home to the Museum of Island History.
Discover the Island from pre-historic past to the present day with:
* Touch Screen Computers.
* Hands on Exhibits.
Model / Miniature Village
This beautiful Model Village is set in nearly two acres of gorgeous landscaped gardens, a real retro find. A quintessentially English visitor attraction! Something for the gardeners and dreamers amongst us.
An impressive collection of Island buses and coaches are housed here.
Former home of Julia Margaret Cameron, noted 19thC portrait photographer. Houses Cameron's permanent exhibition, camera museum, study facility, contempory photographic exhibition.
Church / Chapel
This is the church used by Queen Victoria when she was in residence at Osborne House.
The church is run by volunteers and there is a guide on duty in the church.
Exhibition located within the Church and Church Centre:
There is a...
The Model Railway is an 'all weather' attraction, situated at Fort Victoria near Yarmouth. The layout provides a variety of operations which can be enjoyed by all fascinated by the miniature world of rail. Also a railway model shop.
The picturesque thatched vernacular and much photographed Grade II listed cottages owned by the National Trust in North Street include the Community Library and a free museum.
A spectacularly sited, cliff top fort overlooking The Needles Rocks, in the care of the National Trust.
Observatory / Planetarium
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.
This internationally acclaimed museum contains one of the finest collections of antique dolls and toys in Britain. Numbering over 2000 exhibits dating from circa 2000 BC to circa 1945 the collection has been widely exhibited on BBC and ITV and with...
Inspiring, Surprising and Award-Winning … Equally appealing to adults and families, your visit to The Isle of Wight Steam Railway will charm, engage and captivate, leaving you with some lasting memories of a special day out.
Located within a thriving craft village, the centre houses the largest exhibition of its kind in the UK. Bursting with thousands of relics from shipwrecks and "Treasures from the Deep" including beautiful "Pieces of Eight", Spanish Gold, and items...
In a spectacular pterosaur shaped building on Sandown’s blue flag beach walk back through fossilised time and meet life sized replica dinosaurs
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...
Abbey / Priory
Quarr Abbey is a working Benedictine monastery and is set in beautiful and peaceful surroundings and can be found just outside of Ryde.
Home and workplace of the internationally acclaimed Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.
On the edge of Newport town centre, the remains of this Roman farmhouse are well worth discovering. The villa has one of the finest bath suites in southern England and there are hands on activities for all of the family.
Cowes Maritime Museum displays a selection of objects and images which help to tell the story of Cowes and its important maritime heritage.