The Best Museums and Art Galleries In Isle of Wight Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

Best Museums and Art Galleries In Isle of Wight

We've rounded up the best museums and art galleries in Isle of Wight in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you.

There are 64 Isle of Wight museums and art galleries to pick from.

Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the museums and art galleries we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

  1. Beaulieu A great day out!

    Beaulieu

    Brockenhurst

    Stately Homes and GardensStately Homes and Gardens

    Make like royalty deep in the heart of the New Forest;  Beaulieu is an award-winning day out packed with motors and a magnificent Palace House. Get s...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
  2. Outside view of Calbourne Water Mill and Rural Museum

    Calbourne Water Mill and Rural Museum

    Calbourne

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    Set in 10 acres of scenic rural landscape the Calbourne Water Mill is one of the oldest working water mills in the UK, dating back to the Domesday Bo...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor
  3. Old machinery at Shipwreck and Maritime Museum in Arreton

    Shipwreck and Maritime Museum

    Arreton

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    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! Packe...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor
  4. Dinosaur exhibit at Dinosaur Expeditions CIC in Brighstone

    Dinosaur Expeditions CIC

    Brighstone

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    Dinosaur Expeditions CIC is a community interest company designed to promote responsible fossil recovery and as a family educational resource. The fi...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor
  5. Cottages of Brighstone Village Museum in Newport

    Brighstone Village Museum

    Brighstone

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    You'll find the museum connected to the Brighstone Community Library, surrounded by pretty thatched cottages. The Brighstone Village Museum is run by...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor
  6. Sailing boat exhibit at The Classic Boat Museum in East Cowes

    Classic Boat Museum Cowes

    East Cowes

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    Classic Boat Museum Cowes is a great place to take the kids in any weather. There is a great selection (more than 50!) of power boats, sailing boats,...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor
  7. Outside view of Brading Roman Villa

    Brading Roman Villa

    Brading

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    Brading Roman Villa offers something for everyone from some of the best preserved mosaic floors in Northern Europe, extensive grounds that include a...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor
  8. Boy looking at dinosaur skeleton at Dinosaur Isle in Sandown

    Dinosaur Isle

    Sandown

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    Step back in time at newly designed Dinosaur Isle. This prehistoric museum features educational fossil walks with displays of over 1000 of the best f...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor
  9. Outside view of Ventnor Heritage Museum

    Ventnor Heritage Museum

    Ventnor

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    Ventnor Heritage Museum houses an extensive collection of many thousands of items relating to Ventnor and the surrounding area. There is only a small...

    4 star rating Rating 4/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor
  10. Sign for Bembridge Heritage Centre

    Bembridge Heritage Centre

    Bembridge

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    The Heritage Centre was once part of the Village School and is located at the rear of what is now the library in the old part of the village. Fascina...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor
  11. Village at Little Woodham Living History Village in Gosport

    Little Woodham Living History Village

    Gosport

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    Little Woodham Living History Village will allow the kids to learn about the past by interacting with ‘villagers' dressed in period costume at this a...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor
  12. Lighthouse at Sunken Secrets in Yarmouth

    Sunken Secrets

    Yarmouth

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    The Underwater Archaeology Centre now known as Sunken Secrets is one of Fort Victoria's principle attractions, with intriguing exhibits and fascinati...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor
  13. Outside view of Fort Victoria in Yarmouth

    Fort Victoria

    Yarmouth

    AquariumsAquariums

    Inside the unassuming sounding Fort Victoria is a family adventure waiting to happen, hiding a top Marine Aquarium, comprehensive Sea Bed Archaeology...

    1 star rating Rating 1/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
  14. Submarine out of water at Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport

    Royal Navy Submarine Museum

    Gosport

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    Dive into history at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport, go onboard the submarines and meet a real submariner to hear his stories about livin...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor
  15. Outside view of D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery in Southsea

    D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery

    Southsea

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Portsmouth's D-Day Museum is Britain's only museum dedicated solely to covering all aspects of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944...

    Suitable for 4-12 Indoor
  16. Boy at Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower in Gosport

    Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower

    Gosport

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    Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower tells the story of naval warfare from the day's gunpowder to modern missiles, the two hour tour of the museu...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor
  17. Outside view of Portsmouth City Museum

    Portsmouth City Museum

    Portsmouth

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    Portsmouth City Museum is a great place for visitors to the city to get a good introduction to the city and also has events programmes for local resi...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor
  18. HMS Victory at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    Portsmouth

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    See some of the greatest ships from modern history, learn what life was like beneath the waves or become a ninja warrior, all at Portsmouth Historic...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor
  19. The Mary Rose

    The Mary Rose

    Portsmouth

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    Set sail over the stormy seas of time and arrive in 1545 at The Mary Rose. It’s a one-of-a-kind museum with immersive exhibitions, audio-visual displ...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor
  20. Crocodile at Portsmouth Natural History Museum in Southsea

    Portsmouth Natural History Museum

    Southsea

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    Portsmouth is a very special place for wildlife in Britain. It has many different habitats in a very small area, and at Portsmouth Natural History Mu...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor