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Self-led visit: Classic Boat Museum

  • Self Led
  • Maritime
  • EYFS, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

What to expect

Featuring the maritime history of Cowes and the Isle of Wight with over 100 boats and lifeboats on display, the Classic Boat Museum has two sites, both a short walk from the Floating Bridge. The East Cowes side (Gallery) tells the history of boating through models, artefacts and exciting original film. The West Cowes side (Boat Shed) has real boats – some of which can be boarded and explored! Welcoming, knowledgeable volunteers are on hand to assist with self-guided tours.

It is recommended that schools visit both sites, volunteers are on hand to assist with self-guided tours.

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Key information

Level: All Key Stages

Duration: One site – 1hr; Two sites – 1hr per site plus travel time

Pupil numbers: 32 (max)

Cost: One site – £2.50/ pupil; Two sites – £3.50 per pupil


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