Carisbrooke Castle

Carisbrooke Castle

Discovery Visits at Carisbrooke Castle

Castle Hill, Newport, Isle of Wight - PO30 1XY
0870 333 0606

Fortress, mansion, chapel and well house with donkeys. Charles I was imprisoned here 1647-8.




War and Power

Discover the stories and secrets of Carisbrooke Castle with Sir John Hevingham, medieval steward of the castle. Hear about the people who lived and worked here and find out how castles functioned. Handle weapons and artefacts, try on armour and costume and have a go at some role play.

When: Monday - Friday (May - June) by arrangement
Length: 1 1/4 hours
Drama, History, Speaking & listening  KS2, KS3 

I'm the King - Get Me Out Of Here!

It's 1648, the Civil War is coming to a close and King Charles I is imprisoned at Carisbrooke Castle! Help the King's servant devise escape plans as you tour the castle, try on armour, take part in drama and discover what really happened.

When: Tuesday & Thursday (April - October) by arrangement
Length: 1 1/4 Hours
Drama, History, Speaking & listening  KS2, KS3 

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How to book

To book a Discovery Visit you can either book online (using the Free Site Visits form) or ring our Educational Bookings team on 0870 333 0606.

Expert-Led Visits are:

Hands-on, site-based activities which combine inspiring out of the classroom experiences with quality learning

* £100 per session per class

* Specially developed to meet the needs of different groups across the Key Stages

* Available at a diverse range of English Heritage sites

* Led by specialist educators, site staff and volunteers who know their sites inside out