Classic Boat Museum
Located in Cowes right in the heart of the maritime heritage we showcase. Both public galleries are based in historic shipbuilding sites on either side of the River Medina. Our learning offer focuses on the Island’s incredible maritime innovations and the people who made them, with students studying our amazing historic boats and associated collections.
Carisbrooke Castle Museum
Carisbrooke Castle Museum was set up by Queen Victoria’s daughter, Princess Beatrice. Its collections include many important acquisitions relating to the Island. One of these is an archive of documents and photographs relating to the ‘father of earthquake science’, John Milne. Students gain unique insight into the work of a man whose work saves people’s lives.
Dimbola Museum & Gallery
Home of Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. A woman ahead of her time, she was ambitious and free thinking when most Victorian women were passive and demure. During your visit, students can explore the Victorian celebrities she photographed on the Isle of Wight through the lens of her camera, and trace the history of photography.
The Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum is a magical place for students to explore our Island’s longstanding maritime connection. It is full of artefacts recovered from shipwrecks and sites around the Isle of Wight’s coastline. With our learning sessions you can discover more about the science behind the history of diving and maritime archaeology.