THE Isle of Wight Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum will be opening it’s doors for free this coming Sunday to mark Father’s Day.

Although the museum has been located at Arreton Old Village and Barns for some six years, it is felt that residents are unaware that the attraction has moved from its previous residence in Bembridge, where it was established in 1978.

Owner, Martin Woodward, is aiming to increase awareness of the museum by opening the doors for free this coming Sunday, in celebration of Father’s Day.

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Mr Woodward said: “We have expanded the museum, added a lifeboat museum, and there is far more to see now than at the previous Bembridge premises and I’m hoping that the magic word ‘free’ will encourage people to come and discover us.

“There are lots of things happening at Arreton that day, including a classic car show and much more”.

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