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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
Quay Arts Centre More details

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

We Recommend...

The Seaview Hotel
The Seaview Hotel More details

Warm and welcoming. The Seaview is a one-off, an informal hotel by the sea where couples of all ages, families and groups of friends will feel equally at home.

Needles Old Battery
Needles Old Battery More details

The Isle of Wight has many forts and castles, but perhaps none with better views than the Needles Old Battery that perches above the famous landmark at the extreme western tip of the Island. The Battery has panoramic views out over the Solent and the English Channel which are hard to rival.


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