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Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Culture and Arts

Culture and arts on the Isle of Wight

Since Victorian times, the Isle of Wight has been the home of many artists and writers from Tennyson to Keates who have found inspiration from the stunning coastline and countryside. Today, the Isle of Wight is a wealth of local artisans producing some unique crafts.

Isle of Wight Studio Glass
Isle of Wight Studio Glass More details

The 'Original' Isle of Wight Studio Glass, recognised internationally for highly imaginative and creative approaches in handmade blown studio glass and glass design.

Dimbola Lodge
Dimbola Lodge More details

Dimbola Lodge was once the home of celebrated Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. It is now a museum and gallery that are dedicated to her life and her work.
Open to April - October

Chessell Pottery Barns
Chessell Pottery Barns More details

Chessell Pottery lies in the heart of the beautiful, unspoilt West Wight countryside. Comprising a working pottery, decorating studio, courtyard café and gift barn.

Open all year round

Quay Arts Centre
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The Quay Arts Centre is the Isle of Wight’s leading art gallery and is situated in a converted Victorian brewery warehouse on Newport Quay overlooking the River Medina.

Arreton Barns
Arreton Barns More details

The ancient village of Arreton, settled over 1000 years ago, is set in the traditional and geographical heart of the Island. In keeping with our history, Arreton Barns is traffic free.

Open all year round

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Osborne House
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"It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot" - such were the words of Queen Victoria after her first visit to Osborne on the Isle of Wight. No trip to the island would be complete without a visit to this royal seaside palace. Open 1st April - 4th November

Ventnor Seafront
Ventnor Seafront More details

Ventnor Seafront accommodation consists of three brand new luxury beach houses, each enjoying panoramic sea views out across the English Channel. They are perfectly situated just a stones throw from Ventnor beach and a short stroll from the pubs, bars and cafes that line the Esplanade.

The Steamer Inn
The Steamer Inn More details

The Steamer Inn's beautiful outdoor terrace makes the most of one of the finest waterside locations on the Island with panoramic views.


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