Anything and everything about Ryde incorporating the Museum of Ryde, the World-famous Donald McGill “Saucy Seaside” Postcard Museum

Opening Times:
Monday - Saturday
Last entry: 15:30

Only £4!

The Museum of Ryde -Cyril

The Museum of Ryde

Come and see 200 years’ worth of the history of Ryde, home of the oldest pier, and the first Carnival, in the country.  See our unique ice well and discover the story of refrigeration.  Learn about Queen Victoria’s connections with Ryde, and why the royal family were such frequent visitors that it rivalled London, New York and Paris as the place to be!

Donald McGill Museum

See the cards they banned!  Donald McGill, the most popular postcard artist ever, designed over 12,000 cards, sold millions, and yet died almost penniless. Buy copies of the ‘obscene’ cards that so outraged magistrates around the country that they ordered 5,000 to be destroyed in Ryde alone!

The Museum of Ryde is run by Historic Ryde Society, which received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary service in 2015.