The Wight Military and Heritage Museum, Cowes

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  • A lovely little place nice helpful staff. Not a bad price lots of things to entertain the kids. Good information about each vehicle. Takes about an hour to go round completely.  more »
  • What can I say it was great with friendly staff only to happy to help. Knowledge was excellent and they were happy to let the children sit in the ranks and hold equipment. They do rides on certain day...  more »
  • This is a fascinating look at world war one and two equipment from tanks to gas masks to what was in the shops during the wars. It is not only militaria, but all sorts of bits and bobs of a bygone era...  more »
  • A good place to see ww2 and modern day weapons and tanks . Go on a tank ride around a assault course .
  • Very informative and knowledgeable staff. Some serious military hardware on show. Recreation of shops and places very well stocked. Should allow a min. of 2 hours to see everything.
  • Went with my mother to military and Heritage Museum my mother is nearly 90 but sadly got memory loss but took her to the 1940s Street exhibition and she was pointing out things to me and explaining what they were for and everyday products it was lovely to see her remembering all these things and going around military vehicles she enjoyed as well I wasn't sure to take her there but I was so pleased I did thank you very much for a great exhibition.
  • Went on a rainy day and so pleased we did. Full of militaria. And a lovely cup of tea after.
  • Used to be a fair bit bigger as in a few more exhibits but sadly due to what I think is under funding the place is going down hill. Overall a nice place to stay for a few hours and view the exhibits and informative boards.

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