February 6, 2018

Land Rover BAR, the British America’s Cup Challenger and team to bring the Cup home, have donated their first test boat ‘T1 a foiling AC45 catamaran helmed by Team Principal and Skipper, Ben Ainslie, to the Classic Boat Museum in Cowes.  The museum took delivery of the...

January 23, 2018

The Classic Boat Museum, in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, has received £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for “WW1 Isle of Innovation”, a project to explore the heritage that came from the innovations in maritime and aviation industries during the First World W...

December 11, 2017

...COLLIWOBBLE  arrives at the museum

A recent arrival on our powerboat scene is small - but powerful. 

Colliwobble is a 1962 Class B Sport Utility race boat, a popular class over 30 years from the 1930’s, especially in the USA.  Built in plywood, she featured strongly...

November 14, 2017

We are very pleased to report that Coweslip, is now on display alongside the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh.

The 15 foot, two-person keelboat is on loan to the Royal Yacht Britannia Trust and is now on display in Edinburgh for visitors to enjoy. Designed and built b...

October 12, 2017

... and we need your help to project the right image at the New Boat Yard in West Cowes

Dear Friends, 

The Classic Boat museum’s new Boat Yard at Medina Village is almost ready to open to the public. It’s a fantastic space providing the museum with the opportunity to dis...

October 12, 2017

The new West Cowes site is ready for a sneak preview for volunteers, friends, and supporters on Saturday 28th October 11am–3pm

After almost two year of hard work and tremendous generosity the new Classic Boat Museum site in West Cowes, next to the well-known ‘hammer hea...

September 29, 2017

Date: Saturday 14th October 2017

Venue:  The Great Hall,  Winchester

Entry: Free

More information:  Calendar of events

This event in Winchester showcases a diverse range of over 15 museums from across the region. It is a family orientated event with lots to do for all...

June 14, 2017

We will be announcing the opening date for the West Cowes site soon.

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