We are hoping that Cowes Classics Week competitors will support the event charity by including a minimum of £20 as a donation with their regatta entry. It's really easy to help the charity; simply follow this link and select 'Charity Donation to the Classic Boat Museum
The Classic Boat Museum was formed 24 years ago by a group of enthusiasts who had collected a few too many boats!
Today the Cowes Boat Shed has a collection of over 75 boats, spanning 150 years of the Island’s Yachting, Motorboating and Lifeboat history. The East Cowes Gallery has an impressive collection of models, photographs, drawings, ships’ plans, uniforms and interesting artefacts, it also covers the Island’s impressive shipbuilding, seaplane and hovercraft development. The library contains more than 3,400 books, as well as a large collection of magazines dating back to 1890, a valuable research resource.
The Museum’s new exhibitions are to a high standard, our WW1 exhibition was highly commended at the 2019 Collections Trust Awards. Education and training are key objectives and as a founding partner of the Arts Council England funded Islands Museums and Schools programme, we are pleased to see it extended for a third year in recognition of its success.
The Museum is run entirely by a team of 70 volunteers, and relies on the support of the public, and local suppliers, who generously donate funds and services to keep us going. I am sure you will enjoy visiting and I hope that you will decide to support our valuable work of preserving our maritime history and educating the next generation’s engineers and sailors.
Find out more about the Classic Boat Museum https://www.classicboatmuseum.com
Thank you for your support!