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Shipwreck and Maritime Museum

Arreton, Isle of Wight, England

  • Old machinery at Shipwreck and Maritime Museum in Arreton
  • Boat on land at Shipwreck and Maritime Museum in Arreton
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Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

The Shipwreck and Maritime Museum is set within a thriving craft village, and houses the largest exhibition of its kind in the whole of the UK! Packed with thousands of relics and treasures from the deep, including Spanish gold and other items salvaged from galleons, wartime submarines and steamships!

The “Wreck and Rescue” Lifeboat museum if full of fascinating displays of antique diving equipment, and the history of Isle of Wight lifeboats. Discover dramatic shipwreck stories, see models of ships and learn about pirate adventures. You will also get the chance to see action videos of local lifeboat rescues, plus displays about fishing and smuggling!

There are a number of activities to keep the kids entertained, including a Treasure Hunt, 'Crack the Code', brass rubbing and free Pirate Trail worksheets. There are free prizes for all completed activities.

There truly is something for everyone in this unique exhibition - ideal for budding pirates and mariners!


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Arreton Barnes Craft Village, Arreton, Isle of Wight, PO30 3AA, England


Click here to visit Shipwreck and Maritime Museum's website
01983 539361

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Re-opens Easter 2017

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


Adults: £5.00

Seniors/Students: £3.50

Kids: £2.50

Family: £12.00


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