The Isle of Wight Cultural Educational Partnership
Working together to support children and young people to fulfil their creative potential through
Museums & Schools Arts Award Creative Biosphere
Using the arts to improve wellbeing, quality of life and to reduce social isolation.
Shining A Light On Untold Stories
Organisations bearing the Arts Award Supporter badge offer activities, events, expertise or resources which help young people working towards their Arts Award.
Establishing the Island as a significant cultural environment and destination, for all those who live here, and for those who visit.
Permanent exhibitions showing the history of East Cowes.
Exhibitions and displays of the heritage of Cowes.
Displaying a selection of objects and images which tell the story of Cowes and its maritime heritage. You can see Uffa Fox’s dinghy, Avenger, and models of vessels built by J. Samuel White & Co Ltd of Cowes. The Museum has an extensive photographic and paper archive. The archive depicts yachting and the shipbuilding industry in Cowes.
Shipwreck Centre & Maritime Museum
A fascinating display of antique diving equipment, Isle of Wight prehistory, dramatic shipwreck stories, pirates, smuggling, ship models and much more.
Sharing the history of Banbridge including boatbuilding and yacht design, sailing and fishing – with smuggling adding to the mix.
Explore an exciting world of marine history. The magnificent 18th Century, Ratsey and Lapthorn sail maker’s loft, was acquired and restored by Sir Max Aitken in 1947. Today, with its traditional splendour, the building boasts Sir Max’s personal collection of historic and nautical artefacts.