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Address: 83 High Street, Cowes, England
Phone Number: 01983 292191
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A little known gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 83 High Street, Cowes, England
Phone Number: 01983 292191
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Cowes

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