Things to see and do at Newtown Old Town Hall

The exterior of Newtown Old Town Hall, Isle of Wight

Learn how the Old Town Hall was saved by the reading of a mysterious book and discover its interesting political past.

Explore the town hall

 
Although small, the Old Town Hall contains a wealth of political and local history within its quirky, sloping walls. Take time to discover the story it tells.
 

Discover its political past

 
A set of Hogarth prints on display in the Mayor's Parlour give a satirical view of politics in the 1750s. Other documents and artefacts tell the story of this former Rotten Borough, once represented by two MPs.
 

Read the Boo

 
Discover first hand the mysterious and eccentric Ferguson Gang. Find out who they were and how they saved the Old Town Hall by reading a copy of their minute book, 'The Boo'.
 

50 things to do

 
Take up our 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ challenge at Newtown. Ask for your free scrapbook to record your adventures in. Then why not start with a map and compass and see if you can find your way to the bird hide?