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Sir Max Aitken Museum

83 High Street, Cowes, England
01983 292191
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Cowes
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sandown, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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249 reviews 249 reviews
11 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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