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Adgestone Vineyard

  • 0 resources

Go underground into one of the oldest commercial wine cellars in England. Enjoy the free-ranging chickens and treasure hunt. A 1-hour audio guide tour of the 10-acre site will leave you amazed at the process involved in turning a small plant into an award-winning wine.

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Blackgang Chine

  • 62 resources

Every year hundreds of school parties from across the country visit Blackgang Chine. Childrens' imaginations run wild as they enjoy the many themed areas around the park.

Blackgang provides a fertile base for activity play and learning, with exhibitions on coastal erosion, woodland & countryside crafts and the 'Wight Experience' "helicopter trip" over the Island!

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Brighstone

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National Trust runs a museum in Brighstone, a quintessentially English village very popular with tourists due to its thatched cottages, local shops and an annual Christmas Tree festival in December.

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Brook & Mottistone

  • 7 resources

Famous for the Longstone (megalithic monument) and the National Trust curated Mottistone Manor.

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Calbourne

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Historically the site of five water mills, Calbourne today is a sleepy village part of which is affectionately known as 'Winkle Street'.

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Carisbrooke Castle

Experience what life was like at Carisbrooke Castle for the people who lived there. The castle has experienced sieges, imprisoned kings, seen off the Spanish Armada and spans over 1000 years of history. What better way to bring the curriculum to life and cover multiple topics than to stand at the spot where history happened. Book a free self-led visit and find out more about how the changing role of Carisbrooke Castle, or choose from one of our two interactive Discovery Visits that will inspire your pupils.

Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C.

  • 20 resources

A field centre based on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight displaying fossils and locally inspired palaeoart. The centre organises fossil hunting trips in some of Europe's best dinosaur locations across the south of the Island.

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Dinosaur Isle

  • 66 resources

A purpose-built interactive dinosaur museum which properly displays and conserves the rich geological fossil collections and dinosaur related artefacts primarily discovered around the Isle of Wight, one of Europe's richest dinosaur localities.

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Godshill

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Extremely popular today with tourists, Godshill has many attractions including medieval All Saints' church with its William Morris stained glass windows, and the world-famous Model Village.

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Isle of Wight Steam Railway

  • 86 resources

A living, working museum with a heritage railway passing through 5.5 miles of unspoilt countryside. The visitor can expect to step back in time to a bygone age. The adjacent, modern Train Story exhibition presents a timeline of the era of steam with lots of interpretative exhibits and hands-on activities.

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Osborne

Bring history to life and get a real insight into the private lives of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their children at Osborne. Their home can teach many aspects of the curriculum across numerous subjects in a fun and engaging way. Enjoy a free self-led visit or get hands-on with history as part of a Discovery Visit, led by the formidable (and wonderful) costumed interpreter Mrs Pilkington. During the session your pupils will step into the world of a servant and discover what life was like below stairs.

The Model Village, Godshill

  • 50 resources

Meticulously and humorously crafted scale models of the local area.

Absorb the slower pace of life in the early 1900s, leaving the hustle and bustle of modern day life outside the gate. Keep your eyes open for little Islanders at work and play!

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Yarmouth Castle

Bring history to life at Yarmouth Castle. Discover more about one of the last coastal forts built by Henry VIII, the people who lived there and how it has evolved. The castle provides many cross-curricular links, so not only will a visit help to improve your pupils' understanding of history, but many other subjects. Book a free self-led visit and create your own day to suit your own needs.

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