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Hidden Heroes

Sat 10 February, 2018, 10:00amSat 24 March, 2018, 5:00pm


Date: Sat 10 February to Sat 24 March
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Price: Free

Hidden Heroes showcases a blend of art, heritage and technology celebrating the lives of innovative and inspiring people connected to the Isle of Wight, from the 7th – 21st Century by way of fossil hunters and record breakers.

Exhibits include local Museum artefacts alongside newly commissioned art supported by a series of talks, performances, debates and drop-in workshops.

West Gallery: Sat 10 Feb – Sat 24 Mar

Preview: Sat 10 Feb 2 – 4pm, all welcome



Hidden Heroes Of The Isle Of Wight: A series of talks by local historians

To coincide with our collaborative exhibition we have invited various local historians to come and talk on various celebrated Island characters. The season will culminate in a panel discussion featuring various speakers. For more information on the Exhibition please click here to go to the webpage.


 The Reverend William Fox talk by Martin Munt

 ‘Innovation begins at home’ talk by Andy Standford-Clark

‘Creating Heroes’ talk by Richard Smout 

 Isabella De Fortibus talk by John Medland 

Charles Paterson talk by Rosemary Joy

John Dennett talk by Brian Greening

Christopher Rhodes and Captain George Brigstocke talk by Mei Trow 

Hidden Heroes Panel Discussion



All exhibitions and gallery previews are FREE to enter.

West & Clayden Gallery opening times: Mon – Sun* 10am – 5pm.

*Sunday Morning Recitals occasionally take place in the galleries.

Café exhibitions are open during our regular opening hours.

Seminar Room opening times may vary.

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