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Royal Victoria Arcade

REF NR: 512

Built around 1834 / 35, the underground market used to be a drinking club. The 14 shops in the arcade were originally designed as being people's living quarters,.

Ryde Heritage Centre Entrance

The arcaded was opened with Princess Victoria as its patron, a year later her father died and .she was crowned Queen in 1835. There is also a Royal Arcade in Melbourne, Australia, with the same style of architecture and emblem on top of the arcade, as same as the Royal Victoria Arcade in Ryde, Isle of Wight. The arcade is believed to be one of England's first shopping arcade.

The rotunda ceiling has been recently completely renovated and the addition of twelve murals depicting the seasons has now been installed.

The murals

At the centre of the floor stand one can exmaine further each pictures history.


Come an view all and then reviwe the museum whihc is downthe stairs to you left as you enter the Arcade.



Contact Details

Union Street
Isle of Wight
PO33 2LQ