Carisbrooke Castle Museum Trust was established to run the museum by HRH Princess Beatrice shortly before her death in 1944.

A Museum Trustee has the following obligations:

  • ensure the financial viability of the Museum
  • provide a framework of plans and policies to define the Museum’s purpose, and for monitoring achievement of its objectives
  • act as an advocate of the Museum within the community
  • provide for the safety, security and preservation of the collections
  • ensure that the Museum serves the public

When complete, the Trust consists of 12 Trustees:

4 Ex-officio
2 Nominated
6 Co-opted

Current Trustees

The Vicar of St Mary’s Church, Carisbrooke – Rev. Marcus Bagg
IW Association of Local Councils – Cllr Helena Hewston
The representative of Newport and Carisbrooke Parish Council – Cllr John Hobart
The High Sheriff in Office

Deputy Lieutenant – Mrs Anne Longford
The Friends of Carisbrooke Castle Museum – Dr Paul Bingham

Mrs Gill Kennett – Chairman
Mrs Gillian Burnett – Vice Chairman
Miss Rosemary Cooper
Mr Malcolm Lloyd
Mr Peter Ednay
Mr Peter Whiteman

The Board of Trustees meets quarterly, on the second Monday of March, June, September and December.

Chairman of Trustees

Mrs Judi Griffin MBE JP DL, former Chairman of Trustees, with His Excellency Mr Keiichi Hayashi, Ambassador of Japan to the United Kingdom, at the opening of the John Milne exhibition