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Isle of Wight Military History Museum

490 Newport Road, Cowes PO31 8QU, England
01983 527411
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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in Cowes
Type: Military Museums
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The museum is now called C.H.A.R.M, and has been taken over. While the site is being rebuilt altered and enhanced it is a work in progress. As such at the time of writing it is a donation to get into the museum, but I am unsure how long this will be for. It has many tanks and other verticals, weapons,... More

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

After going to the Needles and wasting time and money on a day to the island we went to CHARM as it is now called. Stan has taken over and spent a good hour talking to us and showing us around the museum. A couple of other visitors joined us and we had an impromptu guided tour by a very... More

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Visited the now re-opened Military museum on Wednesday, it has been rebranded and is under new management. Now called C.H.A.R.M, Conflict History and Remembrance museum, I was given a guided tour by Stan who had extensive knowledge of all things military and spoke with a lot of passion about how the museum will evolve. I Will be returning.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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