Please note: English Heritage have announced they plan to close Carisbrooke Castle to the public at the end of business on Wed 18th March until, at least, 1st May.  As a result, Carisbrooke Castle Museum will be closed to the public for that period.

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Opening Times

Carisbrooke Castle Museum is open throughout the year, at the following times:

February 15th – February 23rd
10 am–3.45 pm, daily

February 24th – March 31st
10 am–3.45 pm, Wednesday to Sunday

April 1st – October 31st
10 am–4.45 pm, daily

November 1st – February 15th
10 am–3.45 pm, weekends only.  It is possible to arrange an exclusive group visit on a Tuesday.  Click here for details.

The Museum will close at 5.45 pm on special event days during August at the Castle.

The Museum is closed on Dec 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st and Jan 1st.


Admission to the Museum is included with the English Heritage entrance fee to Carisbrooke Castle. The English Heritage website gives further details of current prices.

Please note: Carisbrooke Castle is managed by English Heritage, separately from Carisbrooke Castle Museum, which is managed by an independent Charitable Trust. Visit the English Heritage Carisbrooke Castle website for Castle contact details, opening times and admission information.


The ground floor displays in the Lower Gallery of the Museum are on the level and easily accessible. There are stairs to all of the Upper Gallery floors (at three levels). For those unable to manage steps, information is provided about exhibits displayed on the upper floors.

For further information about wider site accessibility and facilities please visit the English Heritage website.


The Carisbrooke Castle site (PO30 1XY) is located 1.25 miles from Newport, the county town of the Isle of Wight.

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Driving: Parking for approx. 100 cars situated 50-100 metres from site. This car park may get full on event days or peak viewing times. Parking costs £2 per car, refundable on admission to the castle.

For Sat Nav use:
Postcode : PO30 1XY
Latitude : 50.687186
Longtitude : -1.312944

On Foot: Carisbrooke Castle is approximately 10mins walk from Carisbrooke High Street (via either Castle Lane or Spring Lane then Castle Hill). Most of the route does not have a footpath and includes some steep sections.

By Bus: Buses stopping in Carisbrooke High Street include the numbers 7, 12, 38 and 27 (summer only). Alternatively the number 6 stops at the top of Cedar Hill, approx. 7mins walk from the Castle via Castle Hill. See the Southern Vectis website for further information.