Plan your Visit
The Boat Shed, Cowes (West)
Open: Tuesdays and Fridays
10am to 4pm (last entry 3pm)
The Gallery, East Cowes
Open: Tuesdays and Fridays 10am to 4pm (last entry 3:15pm)
The Gallery & Boat Shed joint ticket
Adults £11, Child* £8, Family** £28
Single site ticket
Adults £6.50, Child* £5, Family** £18
We only accept Debit or Credit cards not cash
*5-16 years **2 adults and up to 3 children.
When a joint site ticket is purchased, entry is valid for 30 days
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
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.
Facilities and Accessibility
We have a small café in the Gallery where you can purchase tea and coffee.
Toilets and Baby changing
The toilets, including disabled facilities, are located in The Gallery.
The Boat Shed currently has no toilet facilities. Please use the public toilet in Medina Road, near the junction with Bridge Road.
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 a t the owner's risk.
There is ample parking at the Boat Shed in the Medina Yard.
There is 2-hour blue zone parking located close to the Gallery.
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.
Both sites are accessible to disabled visitors.
Groups booking a visit to The Classic Boat Museum can have a guided tour led by one of our volunteers.
Contact Jan Ford: firstname.lastname@example.org to book
A school trip to the museum is the perfect supplement to the national curriculum and an enriching day out for your class. Learning materials for Keystage 2 and 3 have been developed in collaboration with the Isle of Wight Educational Services under the “Museums and Schools” programme, funded by the Arts Council
Contact Jan Ford: email@example.com for further details.
The museum welcomes visits from yachting historians and provides access to our library and archives, and space to conduct private research.
Contact Jan Ford: firstname.lastname@example.org