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 to Sir Ben Ainslie's 2017 Americas Cup test boat BAR T1.
The Gallery in East Cowes has an extensive collection of maritime artefacts, boat models and photographs.
The Gallery, East Cowes
Open Tuesdays and Fridays
10am to 4pm
(last entry 3:15pm)
The Gallery will stay open until December 23rd, close for Christmas, and then re-open early January
The Boat Shed, Cowes
The Boat Shed is now closed and will reopen on the 21st March 2023