The Museum displays a selection of objects and images which help to tell the story of Cowes and its important maritime heritage.
The museum exhibits objects and images from the Maritime Collection. You can see a model paddle steamer, lifeboats and other ships built by J. Samuel White & Co Ltd of Cowes. The museum is situated within Cowes Library. Entrance to Cowes Maritime Museum is free of charge.
The Museum has an extensive photographic and paper archive depicting yachting and the shipbuilding industry in Cowes. The reserve collection is held within the museum store and is accessible by appointment only.