Calling all veterans, vintage lovers and war history buffs! You must visit the Wight Military and Heritage Museum as it’s full of stuff you’re going to love. At certain times you can also take a ride around the outdoor track in one of our vehicles ! Extra charge applies.

Tabs

There is a huge collection of uniforms, rifles and model tanks from across the globe, with an area dedicated to female conscription during WW2. There is also a varied selection of machine guns and small arms from around the world. 

A street scene is set in WWII. Get your rations here! There’s a draper’s, a general stores, a garage and even the home guard office to mention just a few.

There are two main exhibition areas housing a variety of different vehicles covering six decades of military and civilian transport, from a giant Centurion tank to a  WW2 police car.

Many of the vehicles are in running order and at certain times rides are available in some of them. The latest addition to the collection available for rides is  an Abbot mobile gun carrier.

There is so much here and the museum is being updated and improved all the time. Make sure you don’t miss it!

Availability

  • open daily until 30 September (amended opening times from October will be notified nearer the time)

Opening times

  • generally opens at 10:00 - please check the calendar on the left for specific days and times

Last admission

  • 30 minutes before closing time

Parking

  • car parking available

Accessibility

  • wheelchair access is available, most exibits are on the ground floor

Children

  • children aged 4 and under are free of charge

The Churchill Cafe

  • serving light snacks and hot and cold beverages


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Wight Military & Heritage Museum Address: Northwood Camp, 490 Newport Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8QU