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Museum re-opening

We are pleased to announce the museum is now open. We will be open: Monday 11am – 3pm Thursday 11am – 3pm Friday 11am – 3pm Saturday 11am – 3pm Sunday 11am – 3pm To help keep everyone safe we … Continue reading

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Museum closure – Covid-19

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 … Continue reading

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New Exhibition – Anglo Saxon Treasures of the Isle of Wight

1,500 year old Anglo Saxon treasures discovered on the Isle of Wight by Victorians, and conserved by the British Museum, are returning to the Isle of Wight in a new exhibition at Carisbrooke Castle Museum. They will be exhibited on … Continue reading

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The Watercolour World

Fifty watercolours from Carisbrooke Castle Museum’s collection have been added to a free online database of pre-1900 documentary watercolours from public and private collections around the world. The images from the museum collection join more than 110,000 watercolours from over … Continue reading

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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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