The Museum is now OPEN!!.

Come along and have a giggle!!!!!

Donald McGill's brand new biography is now available here!!!

1st Edition is just 1000 copies! When they’ ve gone they’ ve gone!

Welcome to The Donald McGill Museum!

There can now be no better excuse to come and visit the Isle of Wight! – Rain or Shine you will see the 20th Century depicted in comical jest by one of our most prolific and much loved artists.


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

Admission Charges

Adults:   £3.00

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:



Latest store additions

Check Out Donald McGill's brand new biography!!

  • Donald McGill Postcard Artist

    Donald McGill is the greatest and most famous British comic postcard artist of all time. During an artistic career lasting over sixty years he produced over 12,000 postcard designs. They sold in their millions, became an essential part of the British seaside holiday and made a major contribution to British popular culture.

    £30.00 Read more
  • 24 x Donald’s BANNED! Postcards

    In the early 1950’s, the newly elected Conservative government were concerned at the apparent deterioration of morals in Britain and decided on a crackdown on these postcards. The main target on their hit list was the renowned postcard artist Donald McGill. In the more liberal 1960’s the saucy postcard was revived and became to be considered, by some, as an art form.

    £12.00 Add to cart
  • They’re Wonderful

    This wonderful greeting card can be bought individually or in packs of six.

    £1.99£9.99 Select options

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