Sir Max Aitken Museum

Sir Max Aitken Museum, Cowes: Address, Phone Number, Sir Max Aitken Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Sir Max Aitken Museum
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Susan T
5 contributions
interesting
Jun 2019
interesting collection,well displayed.Museum is right in the middle of town so is very easy to find, give it a visit
Written 24 February 2020
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RSATLR
Dorking, United Kingdom25 contributions
Dinner party for forty friends.
Jun 2019 • Friends
The Sir Max Aitken Museum is a little gem of a place in the centre of town. It is not to be missed when visiting Cowes. We hired the venue for a celebration event and it made the most splendid setting for our dinner party. The staff were very helpful and made sure that the terrace was available for pre dinner drinks ahead of the sit down meal. Kate and her team at Angel in the Kitchen provided exceptional catering - beautiful food in beautiful surroundings, beautifully served. We had a wonderful time at The Sir Max Aitken Museum!
Written 27 June 2019
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NB1957
659 contributions
Not to be missed
May 2019 • Solo
This is a wonderful little museum full of the most fascinating and eclectic collection of exhibits. Naturally most of a nautical nature and every exhibit has an interesting story behind it. Sir Max Aitken was a genuine hero and was obviously and quite rightly admired by many. This museum is a real tribute to the man and his achievements, wonderfully curated. Entry is free which is a real bonus.
Written 19 May 2019
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mprice867
Hailsham, UK183 contributions
Make sure you go and visit this gem!!-allow an hour to absorb all contents
Aug 2018 • Friends
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 polished condition for 36 people in total comfort-can be hired for all sorts of events .Steps at end of long room gives access to excellent terrace capable of taking 180 people .Stunning views out to sea and all traffic pass by.
Make a point in dropping by and see it all yourselves.
Written 22 August 2018
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Tora5
Aylesbury, UK29 contributions
Amazing little find
Aug 2018 • Family
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 about an hour of the day
Written 16 August 2018
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MYDOGISFINN
Emsworth, UK756 contributions
MORE OF A VENUE THAN A MUSEUM
Aug 2018 • Solo
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. As a museum it was not much of a learning experience, more of a memorial to Max Aitken who was a very wealthy man. There are several small museums in the Cowes area but I feel it would be better if they pooled their resources.

This museum is in the middle of the High Street and has free entrance. It is worth a brief look but that is about it.
Written 9 August 2018
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SimonM84
Chester, UK56 contributions
Delightful in Every Way
Jul 2018 • Couples
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 a special place still relevant today by it being used regularly for dinners and special occasions too. What a huge asset to Cowes !
Written 9 July 2018
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Ajl12no
London, UK18 contributions
Special collection
May 2017 • Family
Amazing collection of historical nautical artefacts in the now dining room of a wonderful house still in the family. Well worth a visit.
Written 21 April 2018
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gillian62145
Cowes, UK10 contributions
Lovely little museum
Dec 2017 • Couples
Lovely little interesting museum in the heart of Cowes. Loads of old photos.
Friendly staff and not expensive
Written 17 January 2018
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Ted_Caylus
Guernsey, UK153 contributions
A great little museum and reception venue
Nov 2017 • Friends
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 and friendly waiting staff, but also had much to attract their attention on the walls and elsewhere around them. If in Cowes, don't fail to visit - it's also conveniently located : only around the corner from the Red Jet berth.
Written 23 November 2017
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