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Sir Max Aitken Museum

83 High Street, Cowes PO31 7AJ, England
+44 1983 292191
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A little gem of a museum

It's not often that its possible to see such a wonderful collection of yachting and related... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
yachtjudge
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Lymington, Hampshire,England
Interesting small nautical museum

Interesting little museum and free. Enjoyed talking to the two ladies who were looking after the... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Bxxxxx1
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London
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83 High Street, Cowes PO31 7AJ, England
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+44 1983 292191
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

It's not often that its possible to see such a wonderful collection of yachting and related memorabilia. It is even less often that it is possible to see it linked to a close personal interest of the person who collected it, in what was and...More

Thank yachtjudge
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Interesting little museum and free. Enjoyed talking to the two ladies who were looking after the museum whilst we were there and the fun little dog. I believe this can be hired for events and I think it would make an excellent venue (for a...More

Thank Bxxxxx1
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

What a smashing museum beautifully curated and very knowledgeable staff who are really enthusiastic - a definite must see for anyone in Cowes especially those interested in historical maritime

Thank yvonne s
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Sir Max Aitken Museum couldn't have looked after us better. Super venue with inside and outside waterfront space, attention to detail was amazing and a great sense of being somewhere special. Would choose this everytime. Angel in My Kitchen were so professionally friendly - canapers...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 26 January 2017

lovely venue for a special day, full of warmth & character. plenty of space for 80/100 persons easy access

Thank laurencemitchell
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This little gem is not always open and staffed by volunteers.Originally a sailmakers loft the main museum space has a number of interesting nautical artifacts and Sir Max's personal trophies from his adventures. As a Nelson buff a nice collection of Nelson memorabilia . The...More

Thank 2TravellingEast
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We visited here for a sailing regatta dinner on a Saturday evening and what an incredible place - although we had booked the venue for dinner after a days sailing we had the pleasure of dining surrounded by a rare and fascinating collection of nauticalia...More

Thank YachtSkipper
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

What a lovely place to Potter round. Extremely knowledge staff and amazing exhibition. We spent over an hour here looking at the impressive displays.

1  Thank Tomntay
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Fantastic display of artefacts, so much to see and learn. The ladies there are so knowledgeable and friendly and could answer any questions. A real gem and well worth a look....you won't regret it!

Thank Annette S
Reviewed 16 August 2016

You can be sure of a warm welcome at this fascinating museum, housed in a former sail loft, right on the waterfront, in this famous sailing town. Sir Max Aitken worked in the newspaper empire that his father, Lord Beaverbrook, had built. He was also...More

1  Thank Maggie N
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