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Sir Max Aitken Museum

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Address: 83 High Street, Cowes PO31 7AJ, England
Phone Number: 01983 292191
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Free and brilliant

Spent an hour here, fantastic staff, you will enjoy it. Just ask and question and they will give an answer to fill your knowledge. It's like a tardis small pm the outside... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
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English first
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Spent an hour here, fantastic staff, you will enjoy it. Just ask and question and they will give an answer to fill your knowledge. It's like a tardis small pm the outside and big on the inside. I would say not for small children as they will find it boring as their is no Star Wars.

Thank Lizandmatthew
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Really interesting museum. Free too, but donations are welcome. Lovely ladies to answer your questions too.

Thank Georgina A A
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

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 

Thank Bridget027
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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.

Thank Smartnail
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank JImJamFin
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 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.

Thank 234Joost234
Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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!

Thank Hayling3000
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
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.

Thank HB9215
Level Contributor
71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 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.

Thank KemptownFoodie
Sandown, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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.

Thank Alan J

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