Opening Times

Summer opening hours at Carisbrooke Castle Museum are as follows:

Monday to Sunday 10.30-4.45 (last entry 4.30)’

Winter opening (from 1st Nov) Saturday and Sunday only, 10.30-3.45 (last entry 3.30)’

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 webpage 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: A car park, managed by English Heritage, with parking for approx. 100 cars is situated 50-100 metres from site. Parking charges apply, please check the English Heritage website for current information.

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.