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Sir Max Aitken Museum

83 High Street, Cowes PO31 7AJ, England
+44 1983 292191
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Amazing collection of historical nautical artefacts in the now dining room of a wonderful house... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Ajl12no
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London, United Kingdom
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Lovely little museum

Lovely little interesting museum in the heart of Cowes. Loads of old photos. Friendly staff and not... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
gillian62145
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Cowes, United Kingdom
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83 High Street, Cowes PO31 7AJ, England
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+44 1983 292191
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing collection of historical nautical artefacts in the now dining room of a wonderful house still in the family. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Lovely little interesting museum in the heart of Cowes. Loads of old photos. Friendly staff and not expensive

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

The Prospect is jammed-packed with Sir Max Aitken's naval memorabilia, ranging from the 18th to the 20th Centuries. It was closed off last Sunday, and became the location for a splendid wedding anniversary celebration. The guests were not only well looked after by the young...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

It's not often that its possible to see such a wonderful collection of yachting and related memorabilia. It is even less often that it is possible to see it linked to a close personal interest of the person who collected it, in what was and...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Interesting little museum and free. Enjoyed talking to the two ladies who were looking after the museum whilst we were there and the fun little dog. I believe this can be hired for events and I think it would make an excellent venue (for a...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

What a smashing museum beautifully curated and very knowledgeable staff who are really enthusiastic - a definite must see for anyone in Cowes especially those interested in historical maritime

1  Thank yvonne s
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

Sir Max Aitken Museum couldn't have looked after us better. Super venue with inside and outside waterfront space, attention to detail was amazing and a great sense of being somewhere special. Would choose this everytime. Angel in My Kitchen were so professionally friendly - canapers...More

Thank Helen B
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

lovely venue for a special day, full of warmth & character. plenty of space for 80/100 persons easy access

Thank laurencemitchell
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

This little gem is not always open and staffed by volunteers.Originally a sailmakers loft the main museum space has a number of interesting nautical artifacts and Sir Max's personal trophies from his adventures. As a Nelson buff a nice collection of Nelson memorabilia . The...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We visited here for a sailing regatta dinner on a Saturday evening and what an incredible place - although we had booked the venue for dinner after a days sailing we had the pleasure of dining surrounded by a rare and fascinating collection of nauticalia...More

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