Museum of Island History

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The story of the Isle of Wight from fossils to festivals. Exciting new acquisitions and archaeology on display.

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Opening hours

Monday - Friday 10am - 3pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
Closed Sundays

Admission charges

Adults: £2.00
Children: £1.20
Seniors: £2.00
Family Ticket: £5
Annual Pass £10


  • Museums Association
  • National Art Pass
Getting there

Look for the clock tower on Newport High Street

Additional info

The museum is all on one level and is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a toilet that is also accessible.
The front of house is managed by Visit Isle of Wight's Travel Ambassadors and provides tourist information.

Collection details

Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Travels with a Sketchbook - exhibition of watercolours by Thomas Rowlandson of tours to the Isle of Wight in the 1790s on view until 27 July 2003.

Getting there

Look for the clock tower on Newport High Street

Museum of Island History
The Guildhall
High Street
Newport, Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight
PO30 1TY



Isle of Wight Heritage


01983 823433

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