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East Cowes Heritage Centre

REF NR: 1801

East Cowes Heritage was formed in 1992 by members of the East Cowes Group of the Isle of Wight Society. With help from the Rural Development Commission, the present centre was opened in 1996.

At East Cowes Heritage Centre there is a permanent display of the development of the town from the late 1700's to the late 1900's.  An annual programme of four or five temporary exhibitions is presented. The information from  these short term exhibitions is used to create reference files for public use.  In February 2010 we have 114 files on different aspects of the town's history. There is also a collection of reference maps.  Various books and pamphlets are available for purchase.