Category Archives: News

Farming Memories Oral History Project 2017

We are currently undertaking an oral history project to collect the personal memories of change in farming and agriculture on the Island since the Second World War. This has been made possible with funding from Down to the Coast, an … Continue reading

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Intergenerational Oral History Project

Thanks to a £42,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), young people on the Isle of Wight will develop the skills and knowledge required to become oral historians. This exciting project will help preserve the fascinating stories of Islanders … Continue reading

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Blue Jenny Conservation

Established in 1761, the Blue School’s purpose was to educate young girls of poor families and train them for domestic service. Around twenty girls (aged 8 to 12) were taught how to read, write, knit or accomplish other household activities. … Continue reading

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New Acquisition: An album of Victorian botanical illustrations

We were delighted to recently receive for the collection a Victorian album of botanical illustrations created by Emma Dennett, the daughter of the Castle custodian in the 1840s. The album is fascinating, with exquisitely executed pictures of local plants and … Continue reading

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Island Memories – Oral History Project 2015 – 2016

A successful application to HLF Sharing Heritage programme in 2015 has enabled Carisbrooke Castle Museum to collect the oral histories of older people on the Isle of Wight. The Museum runs an outreach programme to residential homes and community groups … Continue reading

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Citizenship ceremony

A Citizenship ceremony was held in the Museum this morning in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant and the High Sheriff.  Five new citizens of the UK took the oath and were presented with their certificates in front of their … Continue reading

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World War I exhibition

This week will be the last chance to see the Museum’s WWI exhibition ‘Men and horses go to war’ before it is replaced by a new display (working title ‘Island men at Gallipoli’), due to open at Easter.  The Museum … Continue reading

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World War I exhibition

Next week is half term and so the Museum will be open every day from 10-4.  This will be the last chance to see the ‘Men and horses go to war’ exhibition before it is removed and replaced with a … Continue reading

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Warrior

The Island’s own war horse, Warrior, was posthumously awarded the Dickin Medal in a ceremony at the Imperial War Museum last week.  This is the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross, created by the PDSA.  You can see his story in the … Continue reading

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British Museum

Following on from their successful collaboration with  Radio 4 with the series telling the history of the world with 100 objects from their collections, the British Museum have now collaborated with the Department of Education to list 100 objects from museums … Continue reading

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