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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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‘War Horse’ Warrior

Brough Scott and Patrick Seely, the grandsons of General Sir Jack Seely, unveiled a statue of the General and his horse, Warrior, last week.  The statue is the work of the celebrated equine sculptor, Philip Blacker, and is situated in … Continue reading

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Royal visit

HRH Princess Beatrice of York visited the Museum on Monday, June 16th.  She posed for a picture beneath the portrait of her namesake, Princes Beatrice, the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria and was then shown round the Museum by Johanna … Continue reading

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Monday June 16th

The Museum will be closed on the morning of Monday, June 16th for a private event – re-opening at 12.30pm.

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Behind the scenes at the museum

Carisbrooke Castle Museum are undertaking a detailed review of collections with the help of specialists and volunteers, Rosie McGlinchey, Pauline Petrie, Anna Stanley, Kate Tiley and Daniel Whitehead. The project funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund and Fidelity UK … Continue reading

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New exhibition

World War I The new World War I summer exhibition has now opened and is based on the theme of ‘Men and horses go to war’.  It traces the fortunes of three men from different Island families during the War, … Continue reading

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