Free entry. Donations welcomed.
Bembridge Heritage Visitor Centre (BHVC) brings together the diverse stories of a seaside village.
The range of social, military, seafaring and industrial development is extraordinary for a village community.
BHVC displays and has a vast archive of past daily life, with shopping, services, occupations and entertainment.
The important role military installations played during both World Wars were vital to success.
The coastal position inspired and still contributes to boatbuilding and yacht design, sailing and fishing – with smuggling adding to the mix in past times.
Aviation saw Britten-Norman developing and selling the Cushioncraft and Islander aircraft worldwide.
The beautiful environment has attracted visitors by train, boat and plane for many decades and tourism is still an important part of village life.
Remarkable individuals, heroes and rescue services (e.g. RNLI and Fire Brigade) have inspired and contributed not only to the local area but far beyond.
Bembridge is packed with history.
Bembridge Heritage Visitor Centre is described as ’a gem of a museum’. Come and take a look.
- Open all year round
Map & Directions
From East Cowes ferry, second exit at roundabout onto Well Road, A3021, A3054 to Ryde (Esplanade), straight along the Esplanade to the boating lake, follow the road round to the right onto A3055 to Sandown, see below from Ryde.
From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Ryde (Esplanade), straight along the Esplanade to the boating lake, follow the road round to the right onto A3055 to Sandown, see below from Ryde.
From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Newport, A3054 to Ryde (Esplanade), straight along the Esplanade to the boating lake, follow the road round to the right onto A3055 to Sandown, see below from Ryde.
*From Ryde - take the A3055 towards Sandown, left onto B3095 (Carpenters Road) at Beaper Shute traffic lights (towards St Helens). In St Helens turn right at the mini roundabout, follow Embankment Road (which joins Kings Road, into the village centre), left into Foreland Road, left at The Spinnaker into Lane End. Park at shopping centre.
Public Transport Directions
For bus information please visit the Southern Vectis website - www.islandbuses.info/
|Open (1 Apr 2022 - 31 Oct 2022)|
|Open (1 Nov 2022 - 31 Mar 2023)|