We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Conflict History and Remembrance Museum

Address: 490 Newport Road, Cowes PO31 8QU, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 300037
Website
Improve this listing
100%
Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Cowes
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: This is a museum of the history of conflict and its remembrance . It brings together items of...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: This is a museum of the history of conflict and its remembrance . It brings together items of historical value and is largely staffed by volunteers who are ex service men who regularly give guided tours and talks which only people of their experience can do . It has a 1940s cafe and a fully licensed mess bar in a former barracks building . The museum is not just a store of artifacts, it aims to be a hub for ex-service personnel to meet and access services tailored to their needs. Plans are still being finalised, but the aims is to provide monthly outreach meetings, along with help for mental health & PTSD, citizens advice and advocacy services. Ex-service associations should be involved too. The museum also provides volunteer posts for the long term unemployed. Revenue and donations from the museum go towards furthering these aims.

Hotels near Conflict History and Remembrance Museum

Write a Review

17 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    16
    1
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Sandown, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very enjoyable visit to this recently re-opened and re-vamped museum. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff can talk to a wide range of visitors from young children through to military history geeks. Be sure to visit Violets 1940 cafe that adjoins the museum, great value and atmosphere with lots of interesing wartime artefacts and music. Real tablecloths and staff in period... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

I had heard that there was going to be some armoured vehicle rides happening so thought it would be a great excuse to get my 14yr old son off his xbox and out for the day. We were both about to have our expectations exceeded. When we got there we were a little early for the guided tour so we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Took the family here when on hols - we've been before when in different hands, but what's better now is that as you wander, ex-service guys explain what it all means, and if you want you can latch onto the guided tour, which brings everything to life. You can grab hold of a real Browning machine gun, with the throaty... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

we had a fabulous afternoon and were looked after really well by the staff who were very helpful, informative and interesting. the rides were an experience to remember and enjoyed by us all. we thoroughly enjoyed the museum. all topped off by a great breakfast in the café. an experience we would recommend to anyone. thankyou for a fab time

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Visited the museum with my 8 & 5 yr old children. The children were given a hands on experience by 'Ginge' one of the wonderful volunteers running the museum. It is informative, fun and fascinating. My children definitely want to go again very soon! Also thoroughly enjoyed the 1940's cafe next door - lovely and very reasonably priced food. Look... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

You can tell a lot about museums by watching the reactions of the visitors. Do they just drift from one thing to the next thing in line? Are the kids poking one another or trying to run around behind their parents and just have some fun? CHARM has people standing in front of exhibits open mouthed. So a tank is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This museum is run by enthusiastic ex servicemen who know what they are talking about. The exhibits are lovingly cared for and shown with care. The staff are immensely friendly and knowledgeable, explained not anything you want to know. I would recommend this brilliant museum, not just for the exhibits, which staggered me with their size, but also for the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
worthing
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

this place was fantastic, it not only tells you about the vehicles and what they did but it gives you the life of the people who had to use them and go to war. If its the only thing you get to do you must go to this place, its so much more than a museum. its a life blood... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hampshire, UK
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Visited here with four friends and dog, impressed that we were allowed to take in our little dog as she doesn't like to be alone so she had a good time trotting round the exhibits. We all enjoyed our visit, very interesting.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Not being particularly into military history I was surprised at how fascinating I found the museum. I particularly love Violet's cafe and the warm welcome that awaits anyone that visits has made CHARM one of my favourite places on the Isle of Wight. I am really looking forward to seeing the completion of the assault course and the other attractions... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Conflict History and Remembrance Museum also viewed

 
Totland, Isle of Wight
Wootton Bridge, Isle of Wight
 

Been to Conflict History and Remembrance Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Conflict History and Remembrance Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?