This list of museums on the Isle of Wight, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
Bembridge Windmill Bembridge Windmill - Isle of Wight Bembridge East Mill Operated by the National Trust, 18th century tower windmill
Blackgang: The Disappearing Village Blackgang Sawmill Blackgang South Multiple Amusement park with an exhibit based on the BBC 2 television series Coast about coastal erosion, and a reconstruction of a Victorian water-powered sawmill with displays of country trades and early working engines
Calbourne Water Mill Image needed LHB Calbourne West Mill website, 17th century working water mill, small period rural activity displays including a kitchen, shed, dairy, laundry, fire station and bakery
Classic Boat Museum Classic Boat Museum Newport Central Maritime History of boat building, sailing, yachting, cruising and racing
Cowes Maritime Museum Cowes Library and Maritime Museum Cowes Central Maritime Model boats, located within Cowes Library
Ferguson Family Museum Image needed LHB Freshwater West Biographical website, inventor and engineer Harry Ferguson whose works are found in agriculture, aviation and motor racing, open by appointment
Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum Isle of Wight bus museum interior 3 Newport Central Transportation Buses and memorabilia
Isle of Wight Military Museum Cowes Central Military website, features World War II and post war tanks and vehicles
Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet railway station shop Havenstreet Central Transportation Heritage railroad and railway museum
Osborne House Osborne House, Isle of Wight, UK-20Feb2010 East Cowes Central Historic house Operated by English Heritage, former royal residence built for Queen Victoria and designed by Prince Albert, extravagant interiors, gardens, hothouses, Swiss cottage
Shipwreck and Maritime Museum Arreton Central Maritime website, diving equipment, artifacts recovered from shipwrecks, lifeboat, smuggling and fishing displays


  • Arreton Manor, now closed to the public[1]
  • The Brading Experience, also known as the Isle of Wight Waxworks, website

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  1. Arreton Manor, closed to the public, except for our luxury Five Star bed and breakfast accommodation.
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