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“Museum of Yachting no longer there”
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Museum of Yachting
Ranked #73 of 80 things to do in Newport
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Owner description: Boating enthusiasts will be impressed by the museum's collection of yachts, plus exhibits and artifacts that interpret the history of the sport.
Reviewed October 10, 2015

The Museum of Yachting, formerly located at Fort Adams is no longer. Its holdings are now part of the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) on Thames Street in Newport. The 'museum' continues operation in the form of the annual wooden yacht regatta, hosted by IYRS. What is left to view is now in the IYRS library, including a small collection of models, trophies, and extensive collection of boat line drawings. The hours are limited noon to 5 pm, Wed-Fri, and Tues-Sat in the summer.

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Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Supposedly moved from Fort Adams to Themes St. We went to both sites and the only remnant of a once lovely museum is a library of old boat building journals.

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

My son and husband wanted to visit the Museum of Yachting during our trip to Newport. A local guidebook said it was located at Fort Adams. We drove out to the fort and wandered around looking for the museum. We saw a sign for the museum but when we asked where it was we were told it had moved to IYRS on Thames St. in Newport. We got back in the car and drove to IYRS. There we once again looked around until we saw a small sign for the museum but it didn't say where the museum was. On a nearby door was a paper sign that said it was down three doors. The third door was unlocked and led into an office building. We finally found the library and museum on the fourth floor. The door was locked and a sign said, be back at four. We were not going to hang around the hallway of an office building for forty five minutes so we never got to see the museum. This place needs better signage and directions.

2  Thank EastCoastRoadWarrior
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Reviewed October 2, 2010

My sailing junkie husband got his fix. We picked up a MOY burgee as a souvenir of our Newport trip. Great day!

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Reviewed December 28, 2008

The Museum of Yachting is a small two floor building that holds lots of pictures and models of sailboats. They also build a boat right in the Museum. You have to pay a fee to enter but the museum is self guided so you can spend as much time in there as needed. I believe it is open seasonally and during the summer of 2008 they were closed on Tuesdays. They are under the same management as IRYS so you can go to their building in downtown and watch them restore sailboats there for free.

The Museum holds many regattas in the summer and hosts lectures dealing with sailing and Rhode Island. It is a must see for all those sailors out there. If you don't really care about sailboats and the America's Cup, then pass on this attraction.

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