Opening Times

Carisbrooke Castle Museum is open throughout the year, at the following times:

April 1st–October 31st
10 am–4.45 pm, daily

November 1st–March 31st
10 am–3.45 pm, weekends only.  It is possible to arrange an exclusive group visit on a Tuesday.  Click here for details.

The Museum will close at 5.45 pm on special event days during August at the Castle.

The Museum is closed on Dec 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st and Jan 1st.

The Museum is open year round


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. Phone English Heritage on 01983 522107 for details of family tickets and group discounts.

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 website 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.


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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Further directions to the Carisbrooke Castle site, including public transport and Sat Nav information, are provided on the English Heritage website.