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FOLLY WATERBUS VHF 77 07974 864627 FOLLY LAUNCH VHF 72 07884 400046 COWES WATER TAXIS CH06 07551 431993 Sir Max Aitken Museum This remarkable museum is housed in an eighteenth century sail maker’s Loft, originally used by Ratsey & Lapthorn, where sails for the King’s racing yacht Britannia were made. Sir Max Aitken Bt, DSO, DFC was a keen and very able yachtsman, who successfully represented Great Britain. In 1979, Sir Max created the Museum to preserve his private collection of marine paintings, nautical instruments, ships models, etc. The museum is also available to hire and provides a superb venue on the waterfront in the middle of Cowes. The room is a perfect place for, meetings, lunch, a special dinner or drinks party. This beautiful building is now licensed for wedding ceremonies. Opening Dates: May – September (Check website to confirm) Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 10.00 – 16.00 The Prospect, 83 High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AJ www.sirmaxaitkenmuseum.org 26 Tel: 01983 293800 COWESHARBOURCOMMISSION.CO.UK