Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes

The Museum displays a selection of objects and images which help to tell the story of Cowes and its important maritime heritage.

You can see Uffa Fox’s dinghy, Avenger and models of vessels built by J. Samuel White & Co Ltd of Cowes. Entrance to Cowes Maritime Museum is free of charge.

The Museum has an extensive photographic and paper archive depicting yachting and the shipbuilding industry in Cowes. The reserve collection is held within the museum store and is accessible by appointment only.

If you require more information about the archive collection of Cowes Maritime Museum please contact the Curator of Human History by using the telephone number listed.

The museum is situated within Cowes Library, which also houses a collection of maritime related books.


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Connected Hidden Hero
You can see objects relating to Joe Carstairs at Cowes Maritime Museum.

Cowes Library
Beckford Road
Isle of Wight
PO31 7SG

01983 823433

Monday, Tuesday, Friday 10am- 5pm (closed 12.30 - 1.30)
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday CLOSED
Saturday 10am - 4.30pm