Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes

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The Isle of Wight has a wealth of captivating museums and galleries, many of them holding thousands of objects and photos which tell the story of the Isle of Wight and the people who had such an impact on it.

Head to the venues below, where you can find out more about Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes. They’ll be holding exhibitions, talks and loads more. If you’ve been before, why not visit again – there’ll be something new to see.

carisbrooke castle museum

Carisbrooke Castle Museum

Carisbrooke Castle Museum is an Accredited local history museum run by an independent Charitable Trust, sited within a medieval castle in the care of English Heritage.

It was founded in 1898 by HRH Princess Beatrice, Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter, as a memorial to her husband, Prince Henry of Battenberg.

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Columbine Building

Classic Boat Museum

The Classic Boat Museum has been telling visitors and Islanders its wonderful maritime story since 1996. Today the museum is growing with a new location opening this summer to exhibit its impressive collection of classic yachts and lifeboats.

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Dimbola Museum and Galleries

Dimbola Museum & Galleries

Dimbola Lodge was the home of the celebrated Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. It is now a Museum and Gallery dedicated to her life and work, which also showcases contemporary exhibitions from photographers around the globe.

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Dinosaur Isle

Dinosaur Isle

Dinosaur Isle is a purpose-built interactive museum housing the space and facilities to properly display and conserve the rich geological collections.

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Museum of Island History

Museum of Island History

The Museum of Island History at the historic Guildhall on Newport High Street provideds a fascinating exploration of Island history from the time of the dinosaurs to the present day.

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newport roman villa

Newport Roman Villa

Discovered in 1926 when the owner of a nearby house sank foundations for a garage, subsequent excavations revealed extensive remains of a late Romano-British farmhouse built around 280 AD.

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Quay Arts

Quay Arts

The Quay Arts Centre is situated in a converted 19th-Century brewery warehouse complex at the head of the River Medina in the centre of Newport.

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