The Shipwreck Centre,
Arreton Barns Craft Village
Isle of Wight
We are on the A3056 between Newport and Sandown. If using navigation software enter the postcode PO30 3AA.
Free parking is available at the main centre car park or the overflow car parks in the field. Walk up the path past the Corn Exchange, Sweet Memories and Craft Island. The Museum and main entrance is at the end of the path, opposite the carp pond and next to the 12th Century church.
The Shipwreck Centre features as a stop on the Havenstreet Steam Cycle route, which takes you over St Georges Down and on to Havenstreet, Wootton Bridge and Island Harbour. Arreton Barns is just under an hour’s cycle from the Red Funnel car ferry in East Cowes following National Cycle Route 23.
By Public Transport
From the Red Funnel Car ferry terminal in East Cowes, the Shipwreck Centre can be reached via the No. 5 bus from outside the terminal, changing in Newport for the No. 8 bus.
From the Red Jet ferry terminal in West Cowes, take the No. 1 bus to Newport and change here for the No. 8 bus.
Detailed timetables and route maps can be found on the Vectis Buses website.
In usual times, the museum is open every day from Easter to the end of October from 10am to 5pm, with last entry at 4.30pm. This may vary with coronavirus restrictions. We will update this page with any adjustments when necessary.
Online tickets for the 2021 season will be available from February 2021.
Seniors and Students: £4
Family ticket: £14
Children under 5 – Free
Carers – Free
Various discounts and promotions apply. To pre-book a group visit, or private tour please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. The email address is monitored throughout the year.
As per current government guidance, the museum is currently closed. The Shipwreck Centre & Maritime Museum has achieved the Visit England COVID-19 Industry Standard. This confirms that we have followed the published government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. Ahead of our re-opening in May 2021 updated COVID-19 guidance will be incorporated and adhered to at all times. When restrictions ease, we will open with COVID-secure prodecures in place:
A one-way system will be in operation throughout the museum,
Social distancing measures will be in place,
Handwashing and sanitising gel facilities are available,
Masks are essential for both the shop area and museum.
These measures are in place to keep us all safe. If you feel unwell, are displaying coronavirus symptoms, or have been told to self-isolate, do not visit the museum.