Several museums in Cowes and Newport house collections relating to local and national maritime history.
News from the Museums
Fri 13 Jan 2012 at 1347 GMT
Mon 18 Jan 2010 at 1244 GMT
BBC Radio Solent and museums across the Isle of Wight and Hampshire have revealed the list of 10 objects they have chosen to tell a history of the two counties and their place in the world.
Wed 25 Nov 2009 at 0901 GMT
One of the exhibits from Newport's Classic Boat Museum on the Isle of Wight has been shortlisted in a major new BBC programme initiative.
Tue 11 Nov 2008 at 1400 GMT
Cowes will be commemorating the 375th anniversary of the Ark and the Dove which set sail from Cowes on 22 November 1633, to establish the state of Maryland in America.
Wed 29 Oct 2008 at 1448 GMT
As millions of Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, the Classic Boat Museum Gallery in East Cowes will be having a celebration of their own, writes Sonya Rigaudbarret.
Fri 12 Sep 2008 at 1355 BST
The Classic Boat Museum Gallery in East Cowes is holding a series of evening talks on maritime subjects during the autumn.