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Sir Max Aitken Museum

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Address: 83 High Street, Cowes PO31 7AJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 292191
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This little gem is not always open and staffed by volunteers.Originally a sailmakers loft the main museum space has a number of interesting nautical artifacts and Sir Max's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This little gem is not always open and staffed by volunteers.Originally a sailmakers loft the main museum space has a number of interesting nautical artifacts and Sir Max's personal trophies from his adventures. As a Nelson buff a nice collection of Nelson memorabilia . The main room is set up as a wonderful dining room with huge long table that... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We visited here for a sailing regatta dinner on a Saturday evening and what an incredible place - although we had booked the venue for dinner after a days sailing we had the pleasure of dining surrounded by a rare and fascinating collection of nauticalia - well worth a visit to see some of the unique history of Sir Max... More 

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Prescot, Merseyside
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

What a lovely place to Potter round. Extremely knowledge staff and amazing exhibition. We spent over an hour here looking at the impressive displays.

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Thank Tomntay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Fantastic display of artefacts, so much to see and learn. The ladies there are so knowledgeable and friendly and could answer any questions. A real gem and well worth a look....you won't regret it!

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Thank Annette S
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

You can be sure of a warm welcome at this fascinating museum, housed in a former sail loft, right on the waterfront, in this famous sailing town. Sir Max Aitken worked in the newspaper empire that his father, Lord Beaverbrook, had built. He was also a fighter pilot in the Second World War, politician, racing yachtsman, powerboat pioneer, boat-show founder... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Smashing little museum celebrating the life of Sir Max. Full of fascinating artefacts, paintings and assorted memorabilia. Free to enter (donations are welcome). Really it doesn't take long to look around the museum but its well with the effort because it holds some wonderful historical objects.

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Open Tuesday to Saturday in season(barring Events), welcomes dogs and houses a nice collectIon of memorabilia and paintings. Well worth a visit.

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Petersfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is a unique museum full of artifacts, steeped in history and a place not to be missed when visiting Cowes.

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Hunter Valley, NSW
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

We were so glad we visited this small private museum (which is free). It has a wealth of interesting exhibits, particularly for those interested in maritime history. There are some wonderful maritime paintings, fabulous half model ships, a number of items on loan from the Queen & Prince Phillip. Items belonging to Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, Napoleon & many... More 

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Binstead
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

absolutely fabulous place to see totally unique items of interest. Yachtsmen and all with an interest in the sea should not by bypass this attraction.

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