Opening times: Tue – Sat: 11:00 -16:00 Last entry 15.30

Reopening date: 01 Feb 2023

‘Giving Ryde’s Past to the Future’

Historic Ryde Society Quiz Night Thursday 26th January 2023 at Yelf's Hotel

Links to other Websites

Local Website Links

Ann’s page – Ann Barrett has researched IOW Genealogy and set up a very useful database of historical information

Brading Roman Villa – does what it says on the tin…………..

Busy Bee Garden Centre – one of our local sponsors supporting the Ice Well refurbishment.

Carisbrooke Castle Museum – ditto……….

Cowes Heritage – online shop and contact details

Heritage100 – quirky artefacts around Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and where to see them for yourself.

Island Eye – everything you always wanted to know about what’s happening on the Isle of Wight……….

Isle of WIght County Record Office

Isle of Wight History website – locally run Isle of Wight History website

Isle of Wight Industrial Archaeology Society

Isle of Wight Photographers – a database of IOW Photographers from 1840 to 1940

Isle of Wight Postal Museum – a fantastic private collection of Postal Memorabilia – an obsession of Arthur Reeder!

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra – formed in 1977 it has become an important part of Island life.

Ryde Carnival – website of the oldest carnival in England, which Queen Victoria and her family came to see

Ryde Social Heritage Group –  a website featuring research into the lives of people buried in Ryde Cemetery, and general history of Ryde

Ventnor Local History

Wootton Bridge Historical

UK websites

Darwin’s Pigeons – Victorian Pigeon Club website – would have been popular in 19th century Ryde!

National Piers Society – find out all you ever wanted to know about Great British Piers!

Some of our Supporters

Annuity Direct

Depth Ltd

Gibbs and Gurnell


The Orrery –  The founder of the Donald McGill Museum’s personal websites. 


International Web sites

The Ryde District Historical Society – Welcome to the web site of the Ryde District Historical Society Inc. and Family History Study Group New South Wales Australia