ARCHIVE: This event has now finished The Travelling Museum heads to Newport

25October 201710.00AM FREE

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St James' Square

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St James’ Street
Newport

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As part of the Hidden Heroes Campaign

The Travelling Museum, complete with captivating curators and arresting artifacts, will be showcasing the Isle of Wight seven headline Heroes and reminding Islanders of the remarkable people who have done remarkable things.

Find out why the Lady of the Isle, Isabella de Fortibus, was forced to sell the Isle of Wight on her deathbed.

Discover what drove the passion for speed of heiress, Betty ‘Joe’ Carstairs, the 1920s female powerboat racer dubbed the ‘fastest woman on the water’.

Understand the humble, unassuming Rev William Fox, who collected over 500 specimens of fossils and dinosaur bones during the 19th Century and then donated them to the Natural History Museum. He has the most dinosaurs named after him than any other person on the country.

The Travelling Bus will bring you these and many more stories of the Isle of Wight’s Hidden Heroes, two of which are still living here now!

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