2016 sees the Chine moving forward toward the year’s celebrations with special preparation to mark our Bicentenary in 2017.

The 2016 Exhibition repeats the 12 stunning engravings of the Isle of Wight by William Daniell, the Master of Aquatint. These are taken from his Voyage Round Great Britain, 1814-1825.

J.M Cameron Shanklin Chine WaterfallThere will also be an exciting new Photographic Display, to include Julia Margaret Cameron’s Landscape Photographs, plus a Royal Celebration featuring the Queen’s 90th birthday, with a ‘Big Birthday Party’ in the Chine on Sunday, 12 June, proceeds to the Earl Mountbatten Hospice and Challenge and Adventure.

The P.L.U.T.O. (Pipe Line Under The Ocean) video and display continues – showing how petrol was carried to the Allied Troops in Normandy during WWII. See, too, the Coastal Educational Display.

The Memorial to 40 Royal Marine Commando, who trained here during the War, in preparation for the 1942 Dieppe Raid, can be seen at the lower entrance. The story of the Raid has been re-written due to new information. The Standard of 40 Royal Marine Commando (1942-46) Association is laid up in our Heritage Centre.

Take time to relax in the Tea Garden and browse in the Gift Shop. On the beach below, Fisherman’s Cottage, built by William Colenutt in 1817, who excavated the path through the Chine, offers a superb choice of excellent food and real ale.

NEW: Enjoy a day & evening visit with our new return tickets in Lumière season. Return visit valid within 7 days.