Cowes Maritime Museum

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dorsetspouse
Bridport, UK29 bidrag
okt. 2021
Smaller than expected, but very interesting and free.
There was also a very large selection of good maritime books in the library.
Skrevet 9. oktober 2021
Denne anmeldelsen er den subjektive meningen til et Tripadvisor-medlem og ikke fra TripAdvisor LLC.

ClaraBelleACM
Reading, UK210 bidrag
mar. 2018 • Familie
What a sweet little museum, we were actually staying in a house 3 doors away and stumbled across the museum. Such a small space filled with so much information and history. The staff are polite, welcoming and full of knowledge.

Everything is perfectly labelled with detailed information, there are large crafted replica ships of actual ships made many moons ago. It brought a sense of pride and amazement to see these things on display. There is a play area for the tiny ones and as you walk in you walk through a library first so those who live to read can have a good read too.
Skrevet 31. mars 2018
Denne anmeldelsen er den subjektive meningen til et Tripadvisor-medlem og ikke fra TripAdvisor LLC.

panorama_elite
London, UK49 bidrag
aug. 2017 • Par
Accidentally found the museum when arriving too early for a crossing.
We also managed to park for free in the road outside as a bonus. The entry fee for adults is just £2.
Two large rooms are full of boating history from the beginnings to flying boats and hovercrafts also
Including speed boats and famous yachtsman & women.
Learn about the flying boats of the 1950's and the ground breaking hovercraft invented in the same building.
Skrevet 26. august 2017
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Flamingoparrot
Bedfordshire, UK49 bidrag
aug. 2017 • Par
This is such a great place to visit.
We learnt so much and had a really interesting time.
The lady who took us around initially knew so much and was really enthusiastic and informative.
We also wandered on our own reading and learning about the history of sailing and boats.
A must place to visit.
Skrevet 26. august 2017
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Pierre-Loup-DeCam
South East England, UK104 bidrag
jun. 2016 • Alene
Bravo for such a Gem on the local Shipping and yachting history of the Island who was involved with the building of all sorts of vessels and where the hovercraft were invented !!! And had provided expertise for the last 4 centuries to the entire maritime world all around the planet....included to the Tsar of Russia.... fascinating stuff....
The authorities should give more respectful space and attention to this very fine and interesting little 'Gem of museum' which will remind to the passing international public how important (since the Venetians) the British Isle Nation from Cowes had and have mastered anything who floats....with their inovative minds....

PLDC: an admirer
Skrevet 10. juli 2016
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thedealhunter2018
Stratford City, UK219 bidrag
jun. 2016 • Venner
A very interesting place within Cowes library just a couple of minutes away from the high street. The only downside is it's not big enough.

Tom
Skrevet 28. juni 2016
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Maggie N
Ventnor, UK130 bidrag
mai 2016 • Alene
As soon as you arrive in Cowes town centre, which is close to the waterfront, you become aware of the importance of sailing to the town. In shop window displays you see yachting outfits, you're jostled by hordes of youths emerging from passages leading from the sailing clubs.

But how many people realise the importance of Cowes in the history of ship-building? That men from this area were employed as master shipbuilders to the Tsar of Russia some four centuries ago? And that
in the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century there were two thriving shipyards here, one on either side of the River Medina. They were highly creative industries where flying boats and later hovercraft were invented.

This museum not only tells the histories of shipbuilding, sailing and ferry transport, but it illustrates this information with photographs, paintings, ship models and other artifacts. I found the King's or Armada Chest especially interesting, as it was kept at the Customs House to store monies and valuables collected by HM Customs. The model of the paddle-steamer 'Ryde' caught my attention because I believe this is the same ferry that I have seen abandoned and gradually disintegrating upstream for many years. She was employed from 1937 to 1969 as a cross-Solent ferry. The model is enlivened with a large number of passengers on deck. All the ship models are of a professional standard.

Two prints of watercolours of eighteenth century Cowes also attracted my attention. Thomas Rowlandson is considered to be the most talented illustrator of the English way of life of the late Georgian period. He painted a number of scenes when he travelled to the Isle of Wight. I like the lightness of his touch, using pencil, pen, grey ink and watercolour for greater detail.

This museum is housed in a room at the back of Cowes Public Library and is open during library hours. Entry is free and there are associated activities for young children. The library is currently open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 to 5, but closed for an hour at lunchtime, and on Saturdays from 10 to 4.30. It is close to the town centre.

The library also houses the Isle of Wight's collection of books, journals, newspaper cuttings etc on local maritime industries.
Skrevet 9. mai 2016
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