Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall

A quiet backwater with a busy Medieval past, now bursting with wildlife and a town hall with no town...

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall

Things to see and do 

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall

What's on 

Upcoming events

Exhibition: Blue on Wight

Sat 23 Jun 2018
10:30-17:00
An exhibition of colourful ceramic artwork by local artist Gillian Mountford, set against the backdrop of the historic Old Town Hall.

Tales of Newtown

Sun 24 Jun 2018
13:00-14:30
To celebrate the centenary of the first act to give women the right to vote, join our guided tour to discover how the history of the Old Town Hall owes much to the mysterious all-female Ferguson's Gang.

Magnificent Meadows Day

Sat 07 Jul 2018
10:00-16:00
Celebrate National Meadows Day with our family activities and short walk to find out what makes the flower-rich meadows at Newtown so special.

Newtown Wildlife Walk

Sun 15 Jul 2018
14:00-15:30
On our gentle walk, we'll wander across grassy meadows, through ancient woodland and to the edges of the delicate saltmarsh to discover the wildlife that lives here.

Things on the Wing

Sat 28 Jul 2018
11:00-12:30
As part of the Big Butterfly Count and National Moth Week, we'll be running ranger led walks at 11am and at 2pm around the meadows and woods of Newtown to look out for anything flying.

Exhibition: Loren Thorn - The Singing Crafter

Tue 31 Jul 2018
10:30-17:00
An exhibition of needlefelted pictures by local artist Loren Thorn, depicting wildlife and nature.
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall

History

The Old Town Hall

The National Nature Reserve

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall

Our work

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall

Places to stay

The dining room of East Rosetta Cottage on the Isle of Wight

Enjoy a holiday near Newtown 

Watch boats sail past from your window when you stay at either Rosetta Cottage or East Rosetta Cottage in Cowes, just a short drive along the coast from Newtown.

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall

Get involved

People sitting on the chalk cliffs at Tennyson Down, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Association 

Find out more about how you can join the Isle of Wight Association, and support the work of the National Trust.