Fort Victoria Museum & Gift Shops inc HMS Gladiator Exhibition
Isle of Wight
Tel: 01983 760111
Adults (16+) £5
Children (8+) £3.50
Children under 8 FREE with a paying adult
Fort Victoria Museum has a traditional and quirky selection of gifts in its themed gift shop area which features a pirates cabin toy shop complete with life size pirates, a steam punk cabin, sinister souvenirs, mythical menagerie and a traditional sweet shop as well as all the usual seaside souvenirs, but be warned there is a huge scary dragon... There is no charge to come in and browse the gift shops.
New for 2022 is the HMS Gladiator exhibition, a two room exhibit which is aimed at adults or children with a specific interest in local history, it tells the story of the HMS Gladiator disaster that happened at Fort Victoria in 1908 when the warship HMS Gladiator collided with the ocean liner SS St Paul in a blizzard with the loss of 27 Lives, The men of the Royal Engineers stationed at the fort played a vital role in the rescue. The story is told through interpretation panels, a short media display and a selection of period Royal Navy uniforms and artefacts that are on display. There is a charge to enter the exhibition.
Map & Directions
From East Cowes ferry, second exit at roundabout onto Well Road, A3021, A3054 to Newport, A3054 to Yarmouth.
From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Newport, A3054 to Yarmouth.
Public Transport Directions
For bus information please visit the Southern Vectis website - www.islandbuses.info
|Open (14 Feb 2022 - 31 Oct 2022)|
* Open 10am to 4pm