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Self-led visit: Carisbrooke Castle Museum

  • Self Led
  • Topic not set
  • Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

What to expect

Self-guided tours of the museum are free but should be booked using the contact form below.

Schools must also book a free visit to the castle site via the English Heritage website:

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About Carisbrooke Castle Museum

The oldest museum on the Isle of Wight and housed within the former Governor’s House at the Castle, Carisbrooke Castle Museum was founded as a museum of Isle of Wight history in 1898 by Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter, Princess Beatrice. The origins of the castle date back over a thousand years and it, most famously, served as ‘secure lodgings’ for Charles I during the English Civil War.

Key information

Duration: 1-2hrs

Pupil numbers: 60 (max)

Cost: Free

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