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Fulfilling the creative potential of young people on the Isle of Wight

Museum Venues

Discover more about the Isle of Wight Museums and Schools partnership venues.

Brading Roman Villa

Award-winning Visitor Centre and Museum offering a unique insight into Roman life in Britain, from beautifully preserved mosaic floors to an extensive collection of Roman archaeology.

Brading Roman Villa

Carisbrooke Castle Museum

Founded in 1898 by HRH Princess Beatrice, Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter and situated within the grounds of Carisbrooke Castle, the museum cares for an extensive collection of objects connected to the history of the Isle of Wight.

Carisbrooke Castle Museum

Classic Boat Museum

Situated in Cowes and East Cowes, the Classic Boat Museum consists of the Boat Shed and the Gallery and has been telling visitors its wonderful maritime story since 1996.

The Boat Shed, West Cowes

Dimbola Museum & Galleries

For fifteen years, between 1860 to 1875, Dimbola was the home and workplace of the celebrated Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.  The house is a fascinating museum dedicated to her life and work which also showcases contemporary exhibitions from artists and photographers around the world.

Dimbola Museum & Galleries

Dinosaur Isle

Dinosaur Isle Museum is the home of Island’s dinosaurs and fossils. The iconic pterosaur-shaped building is located on Sandown seafront, just a short walk to the fossil site at Yaverland. With a focus on the dinosaurs, the exhibition tells the geological story of the Island with lots of real fossils, and reconstructions of the main dinosaurs.  

Dinosaur Isle

Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum

Climb on board and step back in time to explore the history of transport on the Island. Housed in a former Southern Vectis bus depot in Ryde built in 1938, the museum houses a unique collection of vintage vehicles that served the Island between 1880 and 2002.

Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

A living, breathing, working museum with an education space, children’s play area, woodland walk and ‘Train Story’, an interactive discovery centre where you can experience the sights, sounds and atmosphere of over 150 years of railway history.

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Museum of Island History

Situated within the historic Guildhall on Newport High Street, the museum provides a fascinating exploration of Island history from the time of the dinosaurs to the present day.  

The Museum of Island History

Newport Roman Villa

A late Romano-British farmhouse providing a fascinating insight into country life in third century Britain. The Villa has a superb bath suite with, under floor heating and remnants of mosaic floors.

The bath suite at Newport Roman Villa

Shipwreck Centre & Maritime Museum

The Shipwreck Centre in Arreton is  home to the Isle of Wight’s most extensive collection of Maritime Heritage: a fascinating collection of items recovered from ships lost in the waters off the Island. There is also a stunning selection of items from the world of diving, both old and new, which illustrate how we explore the world beneath the sea. The

The displays at the Shipwreck Centre

Wight Aviation Museum

Located in a hangar at Sandown airport, the Wight Aviation Museum features displays about The Black Arrow rocket, The Princess Flying Boat, The Skeeter Helicopter, the Islander, CC7 hovercraft, and the Spitfire. The museum offers a range of workshops designed by their experienced education team which can be tailored to suit schools’ needs.