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.


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 the earliest B-N Islander Aircraft G-AVCN (new for 2021) 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!

Churchills tea rooms, available for hot and cold drinks, snacks, cakes and cream teas, can also be accessed without entry into the museum.


  • open from 17 May, Monday to Saturday until 23 December

Opening times

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

Last admission

  • 60 minutes before closing time


  • car parking available


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


  • children aged 4 and under are free of charge

The Churchill Tea Room

  • serving light snacks and hot and cold beverages - can be accessed without entry to the museum.

Activities (when available)

  • Shooting range - test your skills (additional charge applies)
  • Armoured Car rides (additional charge applies)

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

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Wight Military & Heritage Museum admission tickets

  • View an interesting mix of tanks, artifacts, small arms and a range of uniforms from the 1940’s to the present day 
  • Learn about life in wartime and about those who contributed so much to the war effort as you investigate the replica street scene and other exhibits
  • Guided tours are generally available from ex-service volunteers. 
    There is also a covered rifle range to test your shooting skills *
    Armoured Car rides may be available*
    (staff levels permitting - off season call 01983 632039)
    *Extra charges apply.

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