Classic Boat Museum
Located in Cowes right in the heart of the maritime heritage we showcase. Both public galleries are based in historic shipbuilding sites on either side of the River Medina. Our learning offer focuses on the Island’s incredible maritime innovations and the people who made them, with students studying our amazing historic boats and associated collections.
Carisbrooke Castle Museum
Well known for its Norman, Medieval and Civil War history, Carisbrooke Castle can also tell us a lot about our Island’s later history. Throughout the C18th and C19th, it was the official residence of the Isle of Wight Governor (the King or Queen’s representative on the Island). Our learning sessions can offer a histories of empire focus as part of your Castle visit.
Dimbola Museum and Gallery
Home of Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. A woman ahead of her time, she was ambitious and free thinking when most Victorian women were passive and demure. During your visit, students can explore the Victorian celebrities she photographed on the Isle of Wight through the lens of her camera, and trace the history of photography.
The Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum is a magical place for students to explore our Island’s longstanding maritime connection. It is full of artefacts recovered from shipwrecks and sites around the Isle of Wight’s coastline. With our learning sessions you can discover more about the history of diving on shipwrecks of empire from the C17th onwards.