Plan your visit

Plan your visit

The Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum is now closed for the winter.

We will reopen in spring 2022. You can still visit the museum by appointment only. Please email for more details.

Where are we?

The Shipwreck Centre,
Arreton Barns Craft Village
Main Road
Arreton
Isle of Wight
PO30 3AA

Getting here

By Car

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.

By Bike

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

When travelling from the mainland, the Island can be reached by Red Funnel Car, Bike, and Foot ferries, or by the Red Jet foot passenger ferries.

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.

Opening Hours

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.

Admission

Online tickets for the 2021 season are now available.

Adults: £6

Children: £2.50

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 museum@maritimearchaeologytrust.org. The email address is monitored throughout the year.

Visiting the museum & COVID security

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. The following COVID-measures are in place around the museum:

A one-way system is in operation throughout the museum,
Social distancing measures are 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.