Welcome to the Classic Boat Museum
The Classic Boat Museum has been telling visitors and Islanders its wonderful maritime story since 1996.
The Boat Shed now has an impressive collection of over 75 boats, classic yachts, motor boats, and lifeboats Including Sir Ben Ainslie's 2017 Americas Cup test boat BAR T1.
The Gallery in East Cowes has an extensive collection of artefacts, models, photographs, and
uniforms. We are looking forward to your visit when we are sure you will enjoy, learn and come
to understand the quintessential Cowes story told through its maritime heritage.
Winter Opening Times
East Cowes Gallery
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
10am - 3:30pm with last entry at 2.45pm
Boat Shed Cowes (West)
Tuesdays and Fridays
10am to 4pm with last entry 3.15pm
Will be closed from 29th November for the Winter until 31st March
PLEASE NOTE THE BOAT SHED CURRENTLY HAS NO TOILET FACILITIES
(See above for hours)
Ise of Wight
Tel. 01983 244101
(See above for opening hours
which are different to the Gallery)
117a Medina Yard
Isle of Wight