Cowes Maritime Museum


Uffa Fox’s dinghy, Avenger.

Service Update - Museum Closed


Due to the Corona Virus, the Cowes Maritime Museum, is now closed until further notice.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused by our closure.


The Museum displays a selection of objects and images which help to tell the story of Cowes and its important maritime heritage.

You can see Uffa Fox’s dinghy, Avenger (see picture) and models of vessels built by J. Samuel White & Co Ltd of Cowes.

Entrance to Cowes Maritime Museum is free of charge.

The Museum has an extensive photographic and paper archive depicting yachting and the shipbuilding industry in Cowes. The reserve collection is held within the museum store and is accessible by appointment only.

If you require more information about the archive collection of Cowes Maritime Museum please contact the Curator of Human History by using the telephone number listed in the 'Contact' tab above.

The museum is situated within Cowes Library, which also houses a collection of maritime related books.

To visit Cowes Maritime Museum and discover our opening times please click on the 'Contact' tab above.