Museum of Island History

Visitor Information

Museum of Island History

Service Update

The museum is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am to 1pm. 

To help keep you safe

  • Visitors will be encouraged to wear face covering
  • Numbers will be limited
  • A QR code is available or you can leave your details securely to register your visit with NHS Test and Trace
  •  Interactive exhibits have been removed
  • Please do not visit if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been advised to self-isolate 



Admission prices:

  • Adults £1    
  • Children 50p

Come and browse the museum shop for historically inspired gifts.

Finding Us

The Museum of Island History is located in the centre of Newport, the county town of the Isle of Wight.

By Foot – The Museum of Island History can be found in the lower High Street, in the centre of Newport.

By Bus – The Museum of Island History is less than 5 minutes’ walk from the central bus station in Newport. Visit the Island buses website provided by Southern Vectis for more information about bus travel on the Isle of Wight.

By Car – There is no parking at the Museum but there is pay and display on-street parking nearby as well as several pay and display car parks in central Newport.


The Museum of Island History is accessible to wheelchair users and there is an accessible toilet on site. You are welcome to contact us by using our online send a message to service form prior to your visit for further information or to discuss your needs.

Visitor Reviews

“full of information and great photos of the island”
“Informative, well laid out, interactive and child-friendly.”

Read more on Trip Advisor and Google Reviews.

If you’ve visited – please leave us a review or send us a compliment!