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Conflict History and Remembrance Museum

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Address: 490 Newport Road, Cowes PO31 8QU, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 300037
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Description: C.H.A.R.M the Conflict History And Remembrance Museum is a registered...
C.H.A.R.M the Conflict History And Remembrance Museum is a registered charity . Its aims include the running of a museum of military history and using any excess income from that museum to support ex service personal . It is firmly under the control of a board of trustees with a professional management team in place . This will secure the museum as a living memorial to the sacrifices that ordinary people are , all to often , called upon to make when diplomacy fails and armed conflict breaks out It brings together items of historical interest and is largely staffed by volunteers who are typically ex service people who regularly give guided tours and talks . It has a cafe and the 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 , share their knowledge and experience and access services tailored to their needs. The museum also provides volunteer posts for others in need . Any surplus income and donations from the museum go towards furthering these aims.
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A hidden gem staffed by people with a passion for the subject.

My son and I visited this on a whim on a rainy day. What a treat it was. It feels like a museum run - with a few rough edges - by people with a real passion for military history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Northampton, United Kingdom

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My son and I visited this on a whim on a rainy day. What a treat it was. It feels like a museum run - with a few rough edges - by people with a real passion for military history. It was a real treat to talk to the volunteers who were knowledgable and keen to share their passion -... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A must for military minded enthusiasts and their families. Release your chap's inner child and have trouble removing his big grin afterwards. Tank drive great for the fellas, personnel carrier ride great for kids 8+. Cafe food lovely and the guys there have a real passion for their craft. Worth a visit, ask questions and join in the fun.

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Antrim, Northern Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Firstly, my family is from Northern Ireland; I grew up in Derry & also lived in Belfast during the troubles but I am also completely apolitical...I support the peace process vehemently. However, with two mid-teenaged children, we visited here to allow my children to see all of the tanks, jeeps & general memorabilia first hand...not only were we disappointed by... More 

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London, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We visited this museum for a couple of hours and found it to be very interesting. It's not a large museum yet, as it is still expanding. There is plenty to see for the £6 entry fee. It has many uniforms and a large barn full of military vehicles mainly from WW2. The volunteers who run the place are very... More 

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Epping, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We visited the museum because I am interested in my military history and the in-laws wanted to know what happened on the island during the war. The site is run by volunteers that were very friendly and the prices were reasonable, despite being more than advertised because it was a Wednesday but these included the vehicle rides and by boy... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

An interesting military museum with enthusiastic volunteer staff who are knowledgeable and friendly, reasonable admission price and they do on certain dates have rides in military vehicles. Recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It is a very nice experience for the whole family,it has amazing displays and interesting find from the war such as a ak-47, tanks,and a verity of guns, machines and old war plans.

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visit the Museum in a party of 10 aged from 12 to 87 years. We all found something that interested us and the staff were extremely knowledgeable. My elderly step father was able to share his stories and the staff were willing to listen and showed interest in what he had to say. With two ex servicemen in the... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Good if limited range of military vehicles, staff on site willing to stop and talk about any item, we went on the Friday and they were getting ready for the Isle of Wight Show in the next field that weekend but still had time for the visitors! Only downside was having read all the reviews and advertising brochures about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The museum was well organised with a very broad range of exhibits, including several that are unique in the world. New exhibits are being added all the time. The friendly staff told me about their future plans... I may have to visit again :)

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