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Address: 490 Newport Road, Cowes PO31 8QU, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 300037
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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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great place for all ages, doesnt matter if you're male/female; young or old

great place for all ages, doesnt matter if you're male/female; young or old.there's going to be something for everyone to look at! talk about.. or whatever you feel like doing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ventnor, United Kingdom

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

great place for all ages, doesnt matter if you're male/female; young or old.there's going to be something for everyone to look at! talk about.. or whatever you feel like doing. There IS a Cafe ,but didnt go in there, but i do know it is amazing as loads of people go there and seen the reviews on facebook!! on MY... More 

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Thank mrsright2015
Antrim, Northern Ireland
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

To be clear I have not revisited this museum, but having previously reviewed & rated it quite poorly to voice my anger at the extremely biased & disparaging display provided by an ex-soldier covering "the troubles" in Northern Ireland & the actions of the Paratroopers on occasions such as Bloody Sunday, I was subsequently contacted by one of the founders,... More 

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Thank Deanne1407
Greater London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

A group of 43 " young @ heart oldies " booked in for guided tour , rides in armoured personnel carrier & Saracen ,followed by cream tea !! Met by Steve & his volunteer staff who gave us an insight of the museum & exhibits all dedicated to our military heritage ,the revenue & donations go to helping ex service... More 

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Thank Gillywild
Denham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I'm amazed that so much can be done in this museum purely on private funding. It was a well presented and carefully put together museum which is informative without going into too much technical detail. The references to the Northern Ireland troubles were very well presented and gave a realistic account of a subject often glossed over in the modern... More 

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Thank Avalon A
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

I'm sorry but I did not enjoy my visit at this museum. Yes there was some nice displays but there was very little of them. I spent about 40 mins there and couldn't wait to leave!. If you are looking for a good military museum then this place isn't one of them. I'm sure a lot of work has gone... More 

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hinchey, Trustee living in the USA and landowner at Conflict History and Remembrance Museum, responded to this review

Hi , I am sorry you did not enjoy it . The museum is a charity and is entirely privately funded ( get far below market rent and have a huge debt from setting it up ) . It has no paid staff only volunteers . The best experiences to be had are from the guided tours and talks .... More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

An amazing display of moving armoured vehicles. Fantastic to see the centurion tank put through its paces.

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Thank Steve T
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank James A
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Alison M
Antrim, Northern Ireland
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32 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 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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3 Thank Deanne1407
London, England
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

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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