Carisbrooke Castle Museum
Newport, Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight
The museum's collection on-line
The museum was founded by Princess Beatrice in 1898 in memory of her husband, Henry, as a museum of Isle of Wight history. It is an independent charitable trust which occupies the former great hall and Governor's residence with Carisbrooke Castle. Displays include the history of Carisbrooke Castle and local history.
Heritage site, Museum
1 Apr-30 Sep daily 10am - 4.45pm,
1-31 Oct daily 10am-3.45pm,
1 Nov-31 Mar Sat-Sun 10.30am-3.45pm, except half term (13-17 Feb) daily 10am-3.45pm,
Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan
Group bookings accepted for museum only visits on winter weekdays.
Admission to the museum is included in the admission fee to Carisbrooke Castle.
However, when the castle is closed, museum only group bookings are taken. From £4 per person (minimum of 10 people).
Material on the history of Carisbrooke Castle, including excavated items, and objects and documents relating to King Charles I's imprisonment
Local and social history material (now restricted to post-1500)
Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Maritime, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History
Key artists and exhibits
- 400-year-old chamber organ in working order
- Objects associated with King Charles I
- Objects associated with Tennyson
- Collection of watercolours by John Nixon
The Enigmatic Curator: Hubert Poole (1879-1945)
The enigmatic Curator: Hubert Poole (1879-1945) Father of Isle of Wight Palaeolithic Archaeology, friend of the Foxes (Darwin’s relatives), Buffalo and tailor. Booking essential.
- Not suitable for children
Tickets are £7.00 and are available from the museum in advance. Please call 01983 523112 for more information.