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Introducing the Isle of Wight Museums Explorer

The Isle of Wight has a fascinating history of human endeavour that began over 400,000 years ago. Surviving remnants from its rich past can now be found in the collections of 7 great Island museums . Click on the images below to discover maps that digitally re-connect a selection of these artefacts with the landscapes and stories of times gone by. Whether you are sitting at home with a cup of tea or out walking our beautiful Isle, with these maps you can virtually explore and discover glimpses of the footprints our ancestors left in the sand.

The 7 museum collections represented are:

Brading Roman Villa

Carisbrooke Castle Museum

Classic Boat Museum

Dimbola Lodge Museum and Gallery

Guildhall Museum of Island History

Isle of Wight Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum

Newport Roman Villa

These maps were originally created as part of the Isle of Wight Museums and Schools project.