Isle of Wight

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Museums on the Isle of Wight

Dinosaur Isle – Sandown

The Isle of Wight is one of the richest sources of dinosaur fossils in Europe so a visit to Britain's first purpose built dinosaur museum attraction at Sandown, is a must. The building, which was designed to represent a Pterosaur, houses life-size dinosaur skeletons and models which include Iguanodon, Neovenator, Eotyrannus, and Hypsilophodons... find out more.

Adult tickets £5.00, children £4

Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Experience – Arreton

Privately owned by a professional diver, the museum is overflowing with maritime relics spanning many centuries. Six galleries include displays of 'Pieces of Eight' and pirate treasure, countless artefacts recovered from wrecks, antique and modern diving equipment, videos of diving and lifeboat rescues, local history and much more... find out more.

Admission is free

Isle of Wight Steam Railway – Ryde

Travel as your great grandparents did. Beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages and locomotives accurately re-create the bygone age of steam train travel on the Isle of Wight, when the local community relied on its railway for the conveyance of goods and livestock as well as passengers... find out more.

Train rides (booked online): Adults from £11.50, children over 4 from £6