Our museum pays homage to Donald McGill, who spent his life creating comic artworks for the then thriving postcard industry. Donald created over 12,000 postcards from 1904 till his death in 1962.
You will find that Donald’s Cards will depict anything and everyone, his watchful eye never missed a humorous situation as he witnessed the years as they rolled through the 20th century.Visitor Information
The Donald McGill Museum is now presently open 12-5ish Monday – Friday and from 11-5ish on Saturdays.
Sundays is our most wobbly day as staff often prefer to hit the beach! ~ please ring the cafe 01983 568 555 and see if they are open before you make your journey!
Ancient Britons: £3.00
Children 5ys-16yrs: £1.50
Small Children Under 5 years: 1p
It’s not often that a small
child is welcomed to come
into an establishment to
spend a penny!
Website Family Ticket Offer – ALL CHILDREN FREE -QUOTE “Donald’s Website Offer”
All children must be accompanied by a responsible parent or guardian.
We believe that there are no offensive cards displayed which would pervert a minor as the small percentage of Double Entendre’s that Donald made, depict no offensive imagery or text. Please look at images in this website for typical examples.
Rain or Shine you will see the 20th Century depicted in comical jest by one of our most prolific and much loved artists.
How to Find Us
We are 3 minutes walk from Ryde Esplanade Station and 7 minutes walk from the Hovercraft Terminus. The Isle of Wight is a favourite holiday resort, easily accessed by frequent train (buy a ticket to Ryde Esplanade and it will include the ferry!) 2.5 hours from Waterloo.
You can catch the hovercraft from Southsea or Car ferry from Portsmouth, Southampton and Lymington. The crossing takes between 10 and 45 minutes depending on the chosen service port.
Check out rail, Wightlink, Red Funnel and Hovertravel for discounts on their websites: