July 2, 2018

A new 'round the UK' sailing documentary staring John Seargant and Michael Burke made a visit to Cowes in late June and it became a perfect opportunity for the Cowes Classic Museum's Rosabelle to become a star for the day.

In glorious sunny weather the film makers wante...

June 22, 2018

Rosabelle, the launch used by Frank Beken of Cowes to photograph yachting in the Solent in the 1920's and 30's, was launched this week. The Classic Boat museum in Cowes restored her in 2004/5.

May 9, 2018

The museum has been featured with an in-depth interview with Mark Mc Neill  in Classic Boat Magazine's June issue;  http://www.classicboat.co.uk .

In the article Mark discusses the museum's heritage and implicit  connections with the marine history of Cow...

February 24, 2018

The Classic Boat Museum is proud to be part of ‘Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes’, a new initiative supported by Arts Council England. ‘Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes’

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...

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