Isle of Wight Council

Cowes Library

Maritime Collection and Museum

Cowes Library hosts the island's collection of martime books.  The collection is mainly concerned with yachts and yachting, boatbuilding on the Isle of Wight and the hovercraft.  We have tried to keep the collection relevant to those aspects of the sea which the island is noted for.

We also have a small but interesting Martime Museum which is part of the Island's museum collection.