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Address: 83 High Street, Cowes, England
Phone Number: 01983 292191
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A fascinating selection of maritime artefacts

If you have an hour or so to spare in Cowes, do visit this brilliant little museum. Easily accessible from the High Street it has a wide range of weird, wonderful and beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

If you have an hour or so to spare in Cowes, do visit this brilliant little museum. Easily accessible from the High Street it has a wide range of weird, wonderful and beautiful exhibits, from Napoleon's son's cradle to a bolt from HMS Victory. Best of all this museum is clearly well loved, it shows in the clean brass and... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Free to enter just a voluntary donation on exit. Small but packed full of nautical artefacts. Staff were knowledgeable, friendly and happy to answer any questions.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Eclectic mix of memorabilia, from one of this countries great characters. A little gem of a place which brings a smile to your face, with friendly staff. Also a great venue to hold an event with a difference.

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A fascinating small museum with many very interesting artifacts. Staff there,volunteers,very knowledgable. Spend a good hour there and still more to see.

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

My first visit despite visiting Cowes for over 50 years! Fascinating, personal and evocative, and free!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This hidden gem behind an imposing door turns in to a welcoming and inspiring experience. For anyone interested in the history of sailing or interested in art related to marine subjects this is a must see. The guides are helpful and answered our questions with insight.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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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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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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