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Make sure you go and visit this gem!!-allow an hour to absorb all contents

This museum is FREE and open from 1000-1600(May to Sept) Tuesday-Saturday is at 83, High... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Hailsham, United Kingdom
Amazing little find

We found this as something to do due to the rain with my cousin and their two young children. It... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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83 High Street, Cowes PO31 7AJ, England
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

This museum is FREE and open from 1000-1600(May to Sept) Tuesday-Saturday is at 83, High Street.18th Century sail maker's loft filled with hundreds of fascinating historical items .Acquired by Sir Max Aitken in 1947 and has many paintings/artefacts and quite stunning dining table in outstandingly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We found this as something to do due to the rain with my cousin and their two young children. It was amazing, the ladies in the museum made it even better with their knowledge pointing out items and explaining to us. Would highly recommend. Took...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

This museum reminded me of a Naval officers wardroom that you might find at a Naval barracks. It is a very grand room with a huge table and much silverware, paintings and photographs. I believe it is used as a wedding venue and for dinners....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is a truly delightful museum celebrating the life of one of the colourful characters which Cowes has attracted over the years. Beautifully maintained and cared for by most charming ladies with both great knowledge and a real sense of the importance of making such...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing collection of historical nautical artefacts in the now dining room of a wonderful house still in the family. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Lovely little interesting museum in the heart of Cowes. Loads of old photos. Friendly staff and not expensive

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

The Prospect is jammed-packed with Sir Max Aitken's naval memorabilia, ranging from the 18th to the 20th Centuries. It was closed off last Sunday, and became the location for a splendid wedding anniversary celebration. The guests were not only well looked after by the young...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ted_Caylus
Reviewed 12 September 2017

It's not often that its possible to see such a wonderful collection of yachting and related memorabilia. It is even less often that it is possible to see it linked to a close personal interest of the person who collected it, in what was and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Yachtjudge
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Interesting little museum and free. Enjoyed talking to the two ladies who were looking after the museum whilst we were there and the fun little dog. I believe this can be hired for events and I think it would make an excellent venue (for a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Bxxxxx1
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

What a smashing museum beautifully curated and very knowledgeable staff who are really enthusiastic - a definite must see for anyone in Cowes especially those interested in historical maritime

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank yvonnesE4432TU
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