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The Classic Boat Museum

Albany Road, East Cowes PO32 6AA, England
+44 1983 290006
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Boats and more

Very interesting place to visit and it's not all about boats and I did learn a few things Gift... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kent, United Kingdom
via mobile
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What an amazing place for boat lovers to visit. Packed full of marine craft of all kinds with quite... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
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The Museum houses a unique collection of historic small craft and memorabilia that have been brought together to form a fascinating exhibition. Covering many aspects of maritime heritage over the past century or so, our displays relate to boatbuilding, sailing, yachting, cruising, racing, and much more. All exhibits are under cover and on one ground floor level. Free adjacent parking. Refreshments. Shop.
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Albany Road, East Cowes PO32 6AA, England
+44 1983 290006
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place to visit and it's not all about boats and I did learn a few things Gift shop is NOT expensive Coffee is good as the homemade cakes Helpful staff Well worth the vist

Thank ccag2762
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

What an amazing place for boat lovers to visit. Packed full of marine craft of all kinds with quite a few surprise exhibits. A must - will go again when on the Island.

Thank percivalUk
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A very interesting place to visit, Cowes being the sailing place of the Isle of Wight, Would recommend for all ages.

Thank maureengibbs1
Reviewed 3 January 2017

If you like bats then go see this, lots of interesting old boats and associated memorabilia, Cows s known frets sailing heritage.

Thank les s
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The museum is in the process of moving to Cowes and only the "gallery" which shows nautical artifacts, pictures, trophies etc is open. This is well worth a visit for a very small entrance fee. They also sell coffee which is very useful if you...More

Thank Zulusailor
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The boats weren't there, but this was still £2.00 well spent. Fascinating, quirky displays (does anyone know how the WWII airborne lifeboats worked?) and lots of memorabilia from the 30's and the 'big class' racing at Cowes. Lots of period cuttings, pictures and adverts -...More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is well worth a visit. We have been twice now. The staff are very friendly and you can ask as many questions as you wish.

Thank margaret w
Reviewed 20 July 2016

A great wet weather venue ....or, if you are only in East Cowes a short time a place to visit whatever the weather, Wonderful exhibits.....lots of useful information and friendly volunteers on hand.

Thank Imogen_S31
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Staffed by experienced boat people, well set out and a rare example of Enthusiast Power. Go before it all disappears, as after all the hard work, future development means it will be moving to a new home and it might be some time before such...More

Thank roger b
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

We visited as my partner is a sailor who loves all things to do with the sea, and myself as an interested "outsider". The museum is in two parts, one is full of a wide selection of historical boats and the other has more of...More

Thank Lebanna80
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