Memorial headstone safety testing
Memorial headstone safety testing will take place on Monday 18 March to Friday 22 March 2024.
This will be in these cemeteries: Ryde, Newport, Carisbrooke and Ventnor. This is essential work to check the stability of burial ground memorials. This is to make sure they are safe. The utmost care and respect will be paid during this inspection. If you have any questions please contact

The grounds are open throughout the year and the Crematorium Manager and staff are available Monday to Fridays from 9am to 4.30pm.

Weekend staff are available for limited periods during the weekends and public holidays.

The crematorium is administered by the Isle of Wight Council Bereavement Services. All enquires should be made by contacting us directly, or call 01983 882288.

Address and directions

The crematorium is situated on the A3054 just off the East Cowes, Newport and Ryde roundabout.

The full address is Station Lane, Whippingham, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6NJ.

Book of remembrance room opening hours from 2 January 2024

  • Monday to Friday - 8am to 4.30pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 2pm
  • Sunday and bank holidays - CLOSED - except Easter Sunday, Mothers day and Fathers day (will be open 10am to 12 noon)

View The Book of Remembrance online at any time. 

Important information about the The Woodland Walk

The Woodland Walk within the crematorium is a natural ancient woodland and as such has natural hazards which include a fast-flowing brook, exposed tree roots, uneven surfaces, sheer bank edges and slippery leaves and bridges after wet weather.

To preserve this ancient beauty we keep intervention to a minimum and we remind you that you enter at your own risk and that you must:

  • keep to the designated pathways
  • Keep away from the edges as banks can have sheer drops or be undercut
  • obey any signage and warnings if the area has been closed off
  • only enter by the designated routes
  • always supervise children

If the Woodland Walk has been closed do not enter because it has been assessed as unsafe or there are National Weather Warnings in place. The Woodland Walk will always close in high winds or in periods of flood. The Isle of Wight Council accepts no liability for accident or injury in this area.

Please ask at the office for further information or call 01983 882288 or 01983 823310.

Crematorium web streaming service

We have installed new cameras and software and can provide live web streaming facilities. This service allows grieving families and friends to say their final goodbyes to their loved ones online. This digital service protects the online security of individuals private service and helps people to celebrate the life of their loved ones. If you wish to use this service, please download the web streaming service guidance document (PDF 140KB) for more information.

Support services for the bereaved

Cruse Bereavement Support (Emotional support for anyone on the Island who has been bereaved)

Email: or call 01983 523 030.

National Helpline: 0808 808 1677

Mountbatten Hospice Bereavement Support For All

Bereavement Support Line: 01983 217346.

The Good Grief Trust

Good Grief Trust website

St Mary’s Hospital Bereavement Service (for loved ones who have passed away at the hospital only)

Call: 01983 534615 (between 9am to 3.30pm).

Isle of Wight Youth Trust (counselling service for under 25s)

Email: or call 01983 529569.

National Bereavement Service

National Bereavement Service website

More information

Download any of the documents listed below for more information about our service and fees: