Isle of Wight Council

Museum of Island History


Museum of Island History

Service Update

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

 Christmas closure

The museum will be closed on Thursday 15 December 2022 and will re-open on Tuesday 17 January 2023.


The Museum of Island History is situated within the historic Guildhall on Newport High Street. The museum provides a fascinating exploration of Island history from the time of the dinosaurs to the present day.

Visitors can view incredible objects highlighting the Island’s diverse historical past including:

  • hands on displays,
  • the latest archaeological finds,
  • as well as visit a range of exciting, changing exhibitions throughout the year.


For any enquiries about our collections please contact the Curator of Human History, use the online 'send a message form to service' 

Or you can contact us using our details found in the contact tab .