Isle of Wight Visitor Attractions
Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Isle of Wight Heritage and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring county of Hampshire to see what else there is in the area.
We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.
Blackgang Chine nr Ventnor - family theme park set in gardens, with an "mix of attractions, magical theme worlds and exciting rides" - "Though we do not offer wheelchair hire, we can cater for a number of special needs, including the cold storage of medicines, recharging of electronic equipment and temporary care of left luggage etc.", disabled toilets (No wheelchair or scooter hire)
Brading Roman Villa - one of the finest Roman sites in the UK, beautifully preserved mosaic floors to an extensive collection of Roman archaeology - Disabled & Pushchair friendly / baby changing see website
Calbourne Water Mill & Rural Museum - Set in 35 acres of stunning rural landscape, contains one of the oldest working water mills in the country, Museums, Wind Solar and Water Power displays - we have no disabled access info for this site
Classic Boat Museum Gallery - a fascinating collection of sailing and power boats of local and national interest, photographs, films, tools, artefacts, models, books and many other items associated with the history of boating over the past century - Disabled friendly / facilities please see website
Colemans Activity & Play Farm Park - Play Barns; Straw Fun Barn, including hayloft, zip slide, swings, slides, tunnels, pits and climbing wall. Pedal tractor park and garden model railway / Petting Farm ; Friendly animals and hands-on daily activities plus tractor trailer rides - Porchfield - we have no disabled access info for this site
Dimbola Museum and Galleries - Freshwater Bay - "Dimbola Lodge was the home of the celebrated Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. It is now a Museum and Gallery dedicated to her life and work, which also showcases contemporary exhibitions from photographers around the globe", tea room, gift shop - "Dimbola is partially accessible for wheelchair users. The ground floor tea room, gift shop and toilet are accessible and there is step-free access to the building via the tea room garden (to the left of the main entrance). There is a chair lift providing access to the upstairs galleries."
Dinosaur Isle - Britain's first purpose built dinosaur museum and visitor attraction, a purpose built interactive museum - Sandown - Disabled friendly / facilities please see website
Island Planetarium - Planetarium shows,space-science displays and exhibition, Astrodome 360 Star-Theatre - Fort Victoria Country Park - we have no disabled access info for this site
Isle of Wight Steam Railway - Trains run throughout the year, museum, Children’s Play Area - Disabled friendly / facilities but restricted wheelchair access see website
Museum of Island History - explores the history of the Isle of Wight from the time of the dinosaurs to the present day, temporary exhibitions - we have no disabled access info for this site
Robin Hill Country Park - Downend, Newport - family theme park set in 88 acres "outdoor fun, adventure and great family experiences...rides, falconry and adventure play for fun loving families and children, and relaxing woodland gardens" - "The park is set on top of 400’ high cliffs overlooking the English Channel. The paths around the site are undulating with some paths as steep as 1:5 (12°)" etc.", disabled toilets (No wheelchair or scooter hire)
Shipwreck Centre & Maritime Museum - open from Easter to the end of October - a collection of artefacts recovered from under the sea, old diving equipment etc - we have no disabled access info for this site -
The Needles Landmark Attraction - Alum Bay - "viewing platform and take in the amazing scenery, including the iconic Needles Rocks and Trinity Lighthouse, as well as visiting the world famous Marconi Monument...chairlift down to Alum Bay...4D cinema, visiting Alum Bay Glass (to watch the fascinating art of glass blowing) and the Isle of Wight Sweet manufactory", Marconi’s Tea Rooms, Pantry Restaurant - "All public areas of the site (except for some rides & the beach) are accessible to wheelchair users. The physical nature of the site results in some steep slopes which may need to be negotiated with care",accessible toilets, accessible baby changing rooms -
The Needles Old Battery & New Battery - constructed between 1861-95 for coastal defence against a threat of invasion by France, overlook the Needles, Spectacular views from the ramparts - we have no disabled access info for this site
Rosemary Vineyard - Ryde - covering 30 acres, guided winery tours, coffee shop, shop - Unfortunately we have no accessibility info on this site
Underwater Archaeology Centre - fascinating underwater finds from around the Solent, artefact displays, videos, interactive games and activities - Disabled & Pushchair friendly / baby changing see website
The Wight Proms Brand-new annual festival of open-air picnic concerts on the I.O.W on 16 - 19 August 2018, including free arts workshops & red squirrels. If you enjoy classical music and musical theatre, then this is the festival for you! - Disabled parking available, disabled toilets, baby changing facilities, all areas are wheelchair accessible