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Sir Max Aitken Museum

83 High Street, Cowes, England
01983 292191
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Cowes
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 15, 2014
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Brighton
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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5 reviews 5 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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London, United Kingdom
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226 reviews 226 reviews
11 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

As with many of my other submissions to Tripadviser I really wish they would introduce a 'Good' category as there is such a gap between 'Average' and 'Very Good' - this place falls squarely in the 'Good' category if there were one. We hired this place for a dinner party for 35 people and the venue was perfect. The museum... More

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Cowes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A collection of interesting marine items, paintings and figureheads collected by the late Sir Max Aitken hidden away in the middle of Cowes High street. Free entry to the museum Tuesday to Saturday in the summer months, guided tours arranged outside these times. The museum is housed in a building that used to be a sail loft, so right into... More

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Cowes
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

surprisingly good museum. Lots of character and interest. By the way, it's completely free! Names like Beaverbrook and Uffer Fox evoke an era of adventure and excitement. Lots of memorabilia too.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

It is mainly all about sails and knots. If that is your interest great. The museum is free and small which is a plus.

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London, England
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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This museum set in an 18th century sail makers loft, is packed with interesting nautical memorabilia (plus for some reason, the croquet mallets from Osborne House). There are some very fine marine paintings and many of the artefacts have some interesting reading attached. The sailing fraternity would love it in here.

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