Talk & Tours

Carisbrooke Castle Museum can offer a selection of talks or tours tailored to the needs of local groups and societies.

Talks organised by the Friends of Carisbrooke Castle Museum

The museum’s Friends organisation hold regular talks, meeting in the Museum ten times a year. These are varied in content but generally reflect the members’ interests in local history, social and art history. All events listed below take place in the Great Hall at the Museum and start at 7.30pm (gate opens at 7.15pm) unless otherwise stated.

The programme for 2022-23:

18th May Stephen Roman, “The Romanovs on the Isle of Wight”

15th June John Smith, “Battle of Britain over the Isle of Wight”

20th July John Sole, “19th Century Slides of the Isle of Wight Views”

20th August ( 10.30 am – Noon) Coffee Morning at Corf Farm, Shalfleet

21st September Dr Paul Bingham, “Victorian Obstetrics”

19th October Tim Wander, “Northwood House and the Birth of Cowes”

16th November (at 2.30pm) Helen Williams, “A.R.P. in WWII”

21st December T.B.A.

15th February (at 2.30 pm) Tracy Dove, “The Strange and Wonderful World of a Zoo Educator”

15th March Mark Earp, “A Chronological look at all the invasions of the Isle of Wight, both successful and unsuccessful”

Further information about joining the Friends is available here.

Winter Tours

From November to March, while the Castle and Museum are closed to the public on weekdays, the Museum offers guided tours and talks on Museum-related themes, on a pre-booked basis for groups and societies.

For more details or to book, please contact the Museum.