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Carisbrooke Castle Museum is an Accredited local history museum run by an independent Charitable Trust, sited within a medieval castle in the care of English Heritage. It was founded in 1898 by HRH Princess Beatrice, Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter, as a memorial to her husband, Prince Henry of Battenberg.
The Museum cares for over 35,000 items connected with the Isle of Wight. The collection includes social history, medieval history, King Charles I, ecclesiastical history, costume, military history, photographs, paintings, decorative art, ephemera and documents.
Available for Key Stage 1 to A Level, topics include One Thousand Years in a Castle and I’m a King Get me out of Here There are also a range of fun and creative pre- and post-visit activities and resources available to teachers to support their school’s visit.
Carisbrooke Castle Museum is ideal for all ages