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Small Island, Big History: The Isle of Wight Museums Explorer Maps



The Isle of Wight may only be 22 miles long and 13 miles wide, but it is packed full of history stretching back over 400,000 years. Seven great community museums on the Island have brought some of their collections together in these maps for you to discover online.

Dive in and explore the traces left behind by the first migrants to these shores who came from Africa and Asia via Europe. Travel through time from Roman and Saxon times right up to the amazing scientists and innovators living on the C19th and C20th Island. Discover how our Island has always been globally connected.




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