Self-led visit: Museum of Island History

Situated within the historic Guildhall on Newport High Street, the museum provides a fascinating exploration of Island history from the time of the dinosaurs to the present day.  Visitors can view incredible objects highlighting the Island’s diverse historical past; including hands on displays and the latest archaeological finds, as well as visit a range of exciting, changing exhibitions throughout the year.

The museum has an excellent range of artefacts which makes it great for developing chronology skills and putting any period you are studying into context. There are a range of self-led trails and lots of classroom activities available to support your visit to the Museum of Island History including videos and activity sheets with fun and creative ideas to extend learning opportunities either before or after a visit.

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Key information

Level: All Key stages

Curriculum links: History, English, Science

Duration: 45mins to 1hr

Open for Schools: The museum is available exclusively for schools on Mon, Wed and Fri throughout the year.

Pupil numbers: 32 (max)

Cost: £1/pupil


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Museum of Island History

Key stage

EYFS, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Activity Type

Self Led