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