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Museum of Island History

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Island history

A chance to get an insight into the history of the island. It's a free attraction and we'll worth... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Malvin1956
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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If you have an hour to spare whilst in Newport, or if it is raining, its with popping into this... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
Peter_wiwi
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Bembridge, United Kingdom
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1 Oct 2017
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11 Aug 2017
“Island history”
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The Museum of Island History is a great starting point for any Isle of Wight visit. A great showcase of the Isle of Wight through the years. Including a changeable exhibition in the rear gallery. Designed by John Nash and built in 1816, the historic...more
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High Street | Guildhall, Newport PO30 1TY, England
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Fabulous exhibition. So much Island history and some interaction items too. Not huge but well worth a visit. Learnt so much about Island history. Loved it.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

A chance to get an insight into the history of the island. It's a free attraction and we'll worth a visit if in Newport for other reasons.

Thank Malvin1956
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

If you have an hour to spare whilst in Newport, or if it is raining, its with popping into this tiny museum just to get a feel of the history and development of the Isle of Wight

Thank Peter_wiwi
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This very small museum is housed in the Guildhall in Newport's High Street, a neo-classical style building designed by the nationally famous architect John Nash, who lived on the Isle of Wight. The entrance is hidden behind the Visit Isle of Wight Information Centre's desk...More

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MrandMrsStroud, Manager at Museum of Island History, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Hi Maggie Thank you so much for your detailed review of the Museum of Island History. We are delighted you had a positive visit and enjoyed what was on offer. We hope to see you again soon. :)

Reviewed 29 August 2016

An interesting collection relating to the Isle of Wight. As it is in the island's main town and in the same building as the visitors information centre it can be easily included in a day out. Can't remember exactly when we visited but it was...More

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MrandMrsStroud, Manager at Museum of Island History, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Thank you so much for your review and for visiting us. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We popped in out of curiosity and glad we did it was £5.00 for the four of us. It is full of information and great photos of the island from the past its full of history and we had a really good time. The staff...More

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MrandMrsStroud, Manager at Museum of Island History, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Thank you so much for visiting and for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit :)

Reviewed 19 August 2016

Informative, well laid out, interactive and child-friendly. Not expensive and good for a 1-2 hour visit.

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MrandMrsStroud, Manager at Museum of Island History, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Thank you so much for taking time to review us and we are pleased you enjoyed it :)

Reviewed 19 May 2015

We went to see this museum at the Guildhall but it was closed with a notice that due to funding it had closed and that some of their items were in the corse of being loaned out to other museums!

Thank silverfox1942
MrandMrsStroud, Manager at Museum of Island History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

The Museum reopened in March 2016 and is now open Monday to Saturday. We do hope you will pop along soon and see us. We have changeable exhibitions too :)

Reviewed 28 February 2015

i have to give this place credit as it was open in Feb when rest of island it seems was shut. They had pretty good display about island history and some natural displays bones worth a look in if your in the area

Thank CharlesGraham79
MrandMrsStroud, Manager at Museum of Island History, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Thank you for your review We are pleased you enjoyed your visit :) We hope to see you again soon.

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