Our two sites are situated either side of the Medina River, both are easily accessible by foot, bicycle, car and public transport. The Cowes floating bridge that transports people and vehicles across the river, linking the two sides of Cowes is situated within walking distance of both the Gallery and the Boat Shed.
The Boat Shed
117a Medina Yard, Thetis Road
Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7DJ
Columbine Building, Columbine Road,
East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6EZ
Take the Number 1 (via the Park & Ride) from Newport and alight at Arctic Road, cross into Arctic Road, left on to Bridge Street, then follow the sign for the Classic Boat Museum
Take the Number 5 from Newport and alight at East Cowes Waitrose, follow the signs for the Classic Boat Museum
The Gallery, East Cowes
The Gallery is open every Tuesday and Friday
10am - 4pm
The Boat Shed, Cowes (West)
The Boat Shed is now closed and will reopen on the 21st March 2023
The Gallery & Boat Shed joint ticket
Adults £9, accompanied Children Free
Single site ticket
Adults £5, accompanied Children Free
When a joint site ticket is purchased, entry is valid for 30 days
Facilities and Accessibility
There is ample parking at the Boat Shed in the Medina Yard.
There is 2-hour blue zone parking located close to the Gallery.
Toilets are located in The Gallery.
Limited Toilet facilities are available at The Boat Shed
Cloakrooms and luggage
We do not have a cloakroom at either of our sites, but we do have a space where coats and bags can be left. Any property left here is at the owner's risk.
We welcome well behaved dogs on leads.
Food and Drink
We are very sorry, but food and drink are not permitted in either the Gallery or the Boat Shed. Please join us in protecting our exhibits from harm.
Basic refreshments are available at both our sites for visitors with Coffee, Tea, Cold drinks and snacks.
Accessibility, Diversity and Inclusion
We welcome all visitors, particularly diverse audiences including those without prior knowledge of sailing. We want to share our maritime history with all.
Both sites are accessible to disabled visitors. Our exhibits have audio and visual material and there are QR codes for some displays. We also provide large print brochures.