Cowes Maritime Museum

Cowes Library, Beckford Road
Cowes PO31 7SG

The museum has a small exhibition area that introduces the rich maritime history of Cowes. The museum has an off site archive of photographs and plans depicting yachting and the shipbuilding industry in Cowes; please make an appointment to view. The museum is situated within Cowes Library, which also houses a collection of maritime related books.

Isle of Wight Archaeology & Historic Environment Service

61 Clatterford Road
Newport PO30 1NZ

Safeguarding the future of our Island's past, the Isle of Wight County Archaeology and Historic Environment Service is based in the old infants' school in Clatterford Road, Carisbrooke.

Isle of Wight Record Office

26 Hillside
Newport PO30 2EB

The Record Office preserves historical documents relating to the Isle of Wight and makes them available to the public for research. Our material spans the 12th - 21st centuries, and includes records of parish churches, estates, families, businesses, schools and local government.