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Address: 83 High Street, Cowes, England
Phone Number: 01983 292191
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Beautiful & unique

A fabulous independent museum set on the waterfront in cowes. It's free entry and you can spend n hour or two wandering round this intriguing collection of nautical memorabilia... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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English first
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A fabulous independent museum set on the waterfront in cowes. It's free entry and you can spend n hour or two wandering round this intriguing collection of nautical memorabilia. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the collection.

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Sandown, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A great place to visit in the heart of Cowes , located right on the waterfront in an old Sail loft. If you are interested in maritime history and early 20th century history this is a must visit imho. Friendly and helpful staff too.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We only had a short time in the museum, but will go back another time for a much closer look, but what we did see was fabulous, would recommend this place

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

if you like polished brass, optical instruments, boats & sailing then this is a must, & its free. About the size of a tennis court with superb views over the water at Cowes this will hold your attention.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A fascinating look at The Islands naval and sailing history. View of the ward room and trophies fascinating

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Brighton
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is the best museum on the island, and probably the least publicised (you won't find a big glossy spread in the Wightlink magazine). Free to get in. Free! Great items from the Brittania, a lot of items with royal connections and other sailing artifacts. Also one of the only places you can get a half decent view over the... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Almost walked past the museum without noticing it but very pleased that we went in. Collection of nautical items in a building that used to be a sail making loft

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This museum is a hidden gem in Cowes - and it's free!! I would recommend anyone with time to spare to pay a visit.

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Cowes, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is one for the sailors. Take your time and look carefully around you since there are some little gems tucked away in the museum. How it survives may be a mystery but there's enough there to keep an enthusiast quiet for a good hour - or more!

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Hayling Island, Hants, England
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Full of interesting items to see, amazing place to visit and well worth a visit. Lots of history and a good place to go if the weather isn't good. Planning to visit again in July 2014

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