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Situated in Cowes and East Cowes on the Isle of Wight, the Classic Boat Museum has been telling visitors its wonderful maritime story since 1996. The Museum is across 2 sites and consists of the Boat Shed and the Gallery. 

The Boat Shed in Cowes (West) has an impressive collection of nearly 90 boats, from classic yachts, motorboats, and lifeboats. 

The Gallery in East Cowes has an extensive collection of maritime artefacts, boat models and photographs.

Visiting Us

The Gallery, East Cowes 

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Opening Times 

The Gallery is open every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10am-4pm (last entry 3.15pm) 

The Boat Shed, Cowes 

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Opening Times 

The Boat Shed is now closed and will reopen on the 29 March 2024

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