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Isle of Wight Military History Museum

490 Newport Road, Cowes PO31 8QU, England
01983 527411
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Ranked #5 of 9 attractions in Cowes
Type: Military Museums
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I was amongst a group of bikers who were invited to visit the currently closed museum by the new manager and got a guided tour of what remains of the museum. I can't comment on the previous administration however the plans for the new and much improved museum are impressive to say the least. Rides in the 432 were available... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

visited here as we have been to the Tank museum in Dorset and found it great, unfortunately the Isle of Wight Military Museum is not as great, we found it quite expensive to get in and then had to pay extra for the few attractions inside, there are some fab machines on display, but sadly not enough to keep us... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I took my two children here whilst on holiday. I was looking for something which would cover a couple of hours and where we could eat lunch. In reality this is a tank workshop with a few exhibits and a shop, which fills about 45 minutes for two busy boys and is a little expensive for what it is. For... More

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Freshwater, England, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The price is just about acceptable but I'm afraid we came out rather disappointed. I felt that with a little effort it could be so much better. Information on the vehicles not particularly well thought out with regards to displaying it. Would have been nice if there was one vehicle that children could climb in. Had the staff not been... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Don`t expect a museum like the Natural History museum,this is a tank museum,big rusty lumps of metal! But it is interesting for young children especially aged 3+ they have tanks of all shapes and sizes to look at touch and one to sit in,a great photo opportunity,you can wear a hard tin soldiers hat see old guns,there are some DVD... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Our 10 year old son Connor loved it!!! Very interesting and informative. Huge tanks are any boys dream!!! Although the gift shop doesn't contain much to do with the museum!!!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Having not visited before our 5 year old son was very excited to visit . It started off vety well the lady on reception was very friendly and helpful and told us of a chap there that would talk us round lots of it and our son would get to sit in one of them . Unfortunately after saying hello... More

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Isle of Wight
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18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

On the Newport to Cowes Road, just past the county showground, you drive down past a Guardroom into the Car Park. The internal displays are of armaments and accoutrements of all descriptions, and to anyone of the male persuasion, of any age, very interesting. My wife, I must add, also enjoyed it. We have yet to take our Granddaughters there!... More

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Sandhurst
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We visited here in the Spring on a very cold day. My four year old grandson loved it. All those tanks!! Once we showed our real interest, we acquired a lovely chap to take us around who knew everything about the museum. He owned one of the exhibits. He allowed my grandson to sit inside the personnel carriers and on... More

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tillicoultry
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

If you are are interested in military vehicles, them this is a unique opportunity to visit an operational workshop and view first hand the restoration of previously derelict tanks. There is a small museum with good exhibits. The staff are friendly, ginge being only too happy to show us the handbook of a Churchill tank. You might want to take... More

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