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The Archaeology Discovery Centre

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We visited the planetarium at the discovery centre and had a great morning. Paul the astronomer was... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Paul T
Fun on the typewriters.

Visited with my 6 year old twins on a week day. They really enjoyed all the interactive bits and... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
Sonia W
Newport, England, United Kingdom
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Come and see our new Archaeology Discovery Centre for the Isle of Wight with outdoor activities and walks and hands-on exploration in the ADC. Housed within the former gun chambers of Fort Victoria, a 19th century coastal defence within a beautiful...more
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Fort Victoria Country Park Westhill Lane | Fort Victoria Country Park, Freshwater PO41 0RR, England
+44 1983 761214
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Didn't look big from the outside, but wow filled with interesting and unusual pieces from IOW and the surrounding waters. Each item has a story, if you are not lucky enough to have a tour, ask the curator to tell you some stories, his passion...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely little archaeology museum covering from prehistoric to modern day. Had a guided tour from the curator Owen who enthralled the kids especially letting them hold 27,000 year old flint tools.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Katie C, Owner at The Archaeology Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

We're so pleased you took the time to come and visit the ADC and that you all enjoyed yourselves so much. Many thanks for leaving us a thoughtful review, we really do appreciate it! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Pop up to the Fort just a look after being in Yarmouth... The Archaeology centre looked interesting as I'm into history and the kids like museums.... All I can say is wow the chap that runs it is amazing and so knowledgeable, he came through...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank carriew82
Katie C, Owner at The Archaeology Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Oh thank you so much for taking time to write this, its so good to hear, and we hope you'll come back for more on your next visit to the Island! Enjoy your hols!

Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Lots to see here for adults and children, with many interactive exhibits. Fascinating exhibition of the island’s historical links with the sea, made even more interesting by the chap who runs the gift shop and is also the curator. Perfect visit for us and our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Katie C, Manager at The Archaeology Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Thank you for sharing such a lovely review, and taking time to do this - we really appreciate it and are pleased that you enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 12 June 2018

I had a lovely time at Archaeology Discovery. I'd just come out of the Reptilarium across the road and the artworks outside caught my eye. Going in I came across incredible art by local artists, and ended up buying fridge magnets, notebooks, and staring longingly...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We visited the planetarium at the discovery centre and had a great morning. Paul the astronomer was very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed the show.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Paul T
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Visited with my 6 year old twins on a week day. They really enjoyed all the interactive bits and bobs, they especially liked the typewriters and morse code machines.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Sonia W
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Popped in here on a rainy afternoon, really friendly, interesting and great value. Would highly recommend a visit

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Made our first visit to this excellent new exhibition. The owner, Craig, is a very knowledgeable archaeologist with a great passion for his subject. As it was a quiet day, he showed us around and was full of fascinating stories about the history of the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Valerie T
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We popped in for a visit as this is a new attraction. Really friendly and knowledgeable staff. Small museum which will be of interest to sea lovers. My 6 year old enjoyed the interactive parts. It was a freezing cold day and Fort Victoria is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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