2017: “Julia Margaret Cameron’s Island Landscapes”
A rare and special collection of previously unseen landscape photographs from the pioneering Victorian photographer, including a photo of Shanklin Chine’s waterfall. Learn about the camera she used and about her close friendship with Marie Spartali Stilman, the British Pre-Raphaelite painter, arguably the greatest female artist of that movement. Other Victorian & Island photographers also featured. This Exhibition is now in it’s final year, so be sure not to miss out.
Announcing a new competition winner for 2017 :
With the best entries being selected for our special bicentenary birthday year photo exhibition in 2017. We have had some great photo’s taken by all ages and will be announcing a winner in the New year. The Winners photo will go on show for visitors to enjoy along with the rest off the exhibitions.
There is a permanent display about PLUTO (Pipe Line Under The Ocean). The display shows the fascinating story of how the pipeline carried petrol to the Allied troops in Normandy. A cross-section of the actual pipe can be seen, together with a short film detailing the story of PLUTO. Special features include details of the U.S. Rangers who trained in the Chine and a new story board commemorating the end of World War II – Victory ’45.
40 Royal Marine Commando.
There is also an account of the use of the Chine as a training ground for 40 Royal Marine Commando.
The Heritage Centre has a reputation for mounting high-quality, picture-based displays. Previous exhibitions include:
1994 The Isle of Wight D-Day Exhibition
1995 to 1996 Victory 45
1997 to 1999 Poets and The Island
2000 to 2002 Century of Solent Sea and Sail
2003 The Island Then and Now: Dinosaurs to Today
2004 A special feature on D-Day
2005 A special feature on Victory ’45, 60th anniversary, together with a commemoration to Nelson and his Island links
2006 to 2008 Flora of the Island
2009 to 2011 Aviation of the Island
2012 to 2013 Historic Jubilee
2014 JMW Turner & William Daniell – both exhibitions closed through damage to the exhibition room from landslide
2015 Turner’s Isle of Wight Landscapes and the Discovery of Shanklin Chine William Daniell’s ‘Voyage Round Great Britain 1814-25’.
NEW: Enjoy a day & evening visit with our new return tickets in Lumière season. Return visit valid within 7 days.