North Street, Brighstone - Village Library & Museum
Isle Of Wight
No charge for admission to museum, but donations are welcome.
AboutThe 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 which brings to life the traditions of the local people and the brave lifeboat men of years past.
Next door is Myrtle Cottage which was home to the world famous pioneer fossil hunter the Revd. William Fox (1813 - 1881). Well known for his tea parties, he entertained many of the most eminent geologists of his day and had more dinosaurs named after him than any other Englishman.
Opposite the cottages on the corner of Main Road is Wilberforce Hall named after Bishop Samuel Wilberforce who became rector of Brighstone in 1830 and was the son of anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce.
Library and Museum opening hours will be Tuesdays 9.00am – 12.30pm, Thursdays 1.30pm – 4.30pm and Saturdays 10.00am – 4.00pm all year round.
As well as the usual library service, we also offer sale of garden refuse sacks and sales of donated books are available to help raise funds.
Computing facilities include internet access, word processing, scanning facilities, printing and photocopying. We also offer a laminating service
The library is run entirely with volunteers, with the help from the Rural Community Council and books supplied by The Isle of Wight Library Service.
From Monday 4th August 2014 there will be a special WWI Display in the Museum giving details of all men from Brighstone who fought in the First World War, as well as artifacts, trench-art, medals, books, etc.
DRIVE LESS SEE MORE EXPERIENCES:
* By Bus - Route 12. More info - http://www.islandbuses.info/
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Open all year round
- Indoor Attraction - Library & Museum
- Village Location
Map & Directions
Road DirectionsFrom East Cowes ferry, second exit at roundabout onto Well Road, A3021, A3054 to Newport, town centre, Pyle Street, B3323 to Shorwell, B3399 to Brighstone.
From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Newport, town centre, Pyle Street, B3323 to Shorwell, B3399 to Brighstone.
From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Totland, A3055 to Freshwater, B3399 to Brighstone.
Public Transport DirectionsFrom West Cowes Red Jet Hi-speed ferry : No 1 bus route to Newport and change to No. 12 to Brighstone.
From Ryde Catamaran/Hovertravel: No. 9 bus route to Newport and change to No. 12 to Brighstone.
From Yarmouth ferry: No. 7 to Freshwater and change to No. 12 to Brighstone.
For further bus information please contact Southern Vectis at www.islandbuses.info/ or +44 0871 200 2233 (bus times) / +44 01983 827000 (head office).
|Opening (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|