Explore an exciting world of marine history.
Visitors arriving in West Cowes should not leave without making a visit to the Sir Max Aitken Museum in the famous pink building, The Prospect on Cowes High Street.
The magnificent 18th Century sail maker’s loft,where Britannia’s mainsail was made, was acquired and restored by Sir Max Aitken in 1947. Today, with its traditional splendour, the building boasts Sir Max Aitken’s personal collection of nautical artefacts.
During the informative and interesting guided tour, you will discover a remarkable display of marine paintings, nautical instruments and yachting memorabilia.
Whether you’re fascinated by maritime history or just enjoy unique exhibits, the Museum is well worth a visit.
The museum is available for private hire throughout the year'