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.

Programme of talks for 2023-24

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

19th April Ruth Waller, “Archaeology of the River Medina”

17th May Susan Weeks, “The Sparteli Family”

21st June Trevor Price, “Dinosaurs and the Isle of Wight”

19th July Sarah Lang, “Princess Beatrice”

20th September Independent Arts, “Changing Lives Through Art on the Isle of Wight”

18th October Gary Newman, “Commonwealth War Graves”

15th November Rosemary Cooper, “Her Earnest Hope and Desire: Princess Beatrice and Carisbrooke Castle Museum”

13th December Christmas Event – Details TBC

21st February 2024 (at 2.30pm) Nick Minns, “Augustus Vernon Harcourt”

20th March John Sole, “Newport Workhouse” and AG

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.