Aircraft Collections

It’s hard to believe that at one time there were more seaplanes in Cowes Harbour than boats – the first successful seaplane, the Batboat, was built here in 1913, and in the 1950’s the three largest flying boats in the world were all under construction in the same sheds occupied today by the Museum Gallery.  Models, plans and drawings tell much of the history of this lesser known side of maritime engineering that was such a major part of the Island industry.

East Cowes Gallery

 

Columbine Building

Columbine Road

East Cowes

PO32 6EZ

 

Tel.  01983 244101

Cowes (West) Boat Museum and Restorations workshop

 

117a Medina Yard

Thetis Road

Cowes

Isle of Wight

PO31 7DJ

 

Classic Boat Restorations Registered in England

No. 4083685

The Classic Boat Centre Trust

Registered Office

36 Castle Road

Cowes

Isle of Wight

PO31 7QZ

Registered in England No.

3439192

Charity Number:

1064643

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Wight seaplane scout Calshot 1915