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Isle of Wight Military History Museum

490 Newport Road, Cowes PO31 8QU, England
01983 527411
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Cowes
Type: Military Museums
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The museum was really interesting for those interested in warfare. The cafe was brilliant! Vintage 40's decor and music. Staff were so accommodating and welcoming. Lovely food too. Worth popping in to!

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the museum. The staff were happy to talk to our children explaining exhibits and they all enjoyed climbing into the Humber Pig outside the entrance. Thank you!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I finally got to visit this museum. During previous visits to the IOW, we'd found that the museum was closed at weekends. Since it's been taken over by new managers, it's been cleaned up and provided with a 1940's style café next door. The exhibits are a bit random at the moment since the new curators are still sorting out... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Been to the museum, now called CHARM, with my family. My son has adhd and is rarely as excited and animated as he was, thank you so much to Stan for letting him indulge his passion for all things army. We WILL be going back next year.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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
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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 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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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 attraction reviews
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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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