Due to the current coronavirus restrictions we are unable to allow visitors to the Ferguson Family Museum and anticipate that we may be closed for the foreseeable future. We apologise for this but hope that when we are able to reopen you will be back in touch to arrange a visit. We will update our website regularly as and when we have more information. Thank you for your understanding.
The Ferguson Family Museum was opened in 2003 by the grandson of Harry
Ferguson. It is very much a personal and privately owned collection but
tells the fascinating story of a man of great passion, creativity and
inspiration. Having grown up as one of eleven children on a farm in
Ireland he went on to become one of the 20th century’s most celebrated
inventors and pioneers.
The collection celebrates the life and achievements of Harry Ferguson.
It depicts his life and interests in the world of agriculture, aviation
and motor racing. He is nowadays most famous for his “Little Grey Fergie”
tractor. However many people are unaware of his engineering achievements in the
worlds of aviation and motorsport. His vision saw a legacy of invention
and design which are still an integral part of modern tractors, cars and
The museum contains numerous unique exhibits and photos and museum
curator, Peter Warr, who worked for Harry Ferguson for many years,
provides a wealth of information and anecdotes that bring the museum
The museum is located alongside the working organic farm of Harry
Ferguson Farms Ltd at Kings Manor Freshwater Isle of Wight. The
surrounding countryside is some of the finest in the country set within
an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with views across the River Yar
estuary. It is only a short walk from the pretty village of Yarmouth,
with pubs and restaurants near by.
The museum is open by appointment only but warmly welcomes enthusiasts
and clubs by prior arrangement. We are also able to offer the museum as
a venue for meetings, AGMs etc to interested clubs and groups. For
further information please contact Peter Warr or Mandy Miles on 01983