The Ventnor Heritage Museum: The Museum presents regularly changing exhibition about the area and has many local history publications for sale.

The National Trust owns and manages the Ventnor Downs. A heritage walk takes place twice a year during the May Walking Festival and the October Walking Weekend.

The legendary St. Boniface Well is located on St. Boniface Down and is named after the 8th Century St Boniface.

RAF Ventnor was on top of Ventnor Downs during the Second World War.

A Channel Airways passenger Dakota crashed on Ventnor Downs in May 1962.

The Ventnor unit of the Isle of Wight Rifles used Littleton Coombe for rifle and pistol training.  Remains of their targets and ammunition store can still be seen there.

Alexandra Gardens has an interesting history and two of the houses are periodically open to the public.

The Friends of Ventnor Library have written a history of the Library.

The late Dr. Alan Champion was a local historian and author. Many of his publications relate to Ventnor and the Undercliff.

There is a Bonchurch Heritage Trail which can be downloaded here.


The Ventnor Heritage Museum has published a range of booklets and DVDs on local history topics.  There are four free Town Trail leaflets that offer self-guided heritage tours around the town. These trail leaflets and local history publications are available from the Museum and from Seasons newsagents in Ventnor High Street.

Also on sale are copies of the standard history of Ventnor by Michael Freeman Ventnor, Isle of Wight: the English Mediterranean and his companion work of geographic history The Undercliff.

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