November 27, 2018

This classic racing yacht, originally built as a fishing smack in 1872 by JS Whites, was converted into a racing yacht for Richard Grant JP before passing to the Ratsey family who owned her for many years. She returned to Cowes last Wednesday 21st  November with the he...

September 5, 2018

The perfect place to look after your dayboat, cruiser or dinghy this winter is in the Classic Boat Museum's own facility in Newport on the Quay. 

The boat shed is secure, dry, accessible and safe with amazing vehicle access. The space is suitable for yachts and boats up...

August 21, 2018

The Museum have taken delivery of the the huge solid wing used on a test boat and in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup during the 35th America’s Cup from Ben Ainslie.

July 25, 2018

It was a wonderful evening at 'The Shed' with Cowes Classic Boat Week competitors.

The event supported by Red Funnel the Royal London Yacht Club and Classic Boat Museum volunteers was the first opportunity to open the doors of the museum to a big crowd!

After the prizes...

July 9, 2018

Opening on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10-4pm the museum provides visitors with a voyage of discovery mapping out the history of the Isle of Wight and Cowes through its marine heritage.

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...

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...

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