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Archaeology Discovery Centre

Handle the artefacts left behind by ancient boatbuilders at Bouldnor some 8000 years ago. Indoor learning around archaeological evidence, science and techniques of marine exploration. Outdoor learning activities to understand the hunter gatherer lifestyle include recreating prehistoric technologies in our country park by foraging for the raw materials to produce cave paintings.

Brading Roman Villa

Brading Roman Villa's award winning Visitor Centre and Museum offers a unique insight into Roman life in Britain from beautifully preserved mosaic floors to an extensive collection of Roman archaeology.

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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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.

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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P.L.U.T.O.

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One of the greatest feats of military engineering - a 70 mile pipeline under the ocean from the Isle of Wight to France, supplying over 5 million litres of fuel per day to support the Normandy invasion and instrumental in the Allied defeat of Germany in World War 2.

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Robin Hill Country Park

  • 76 resources

The park's 88 acres give plenty of room for your party to run free and let off some steam, and with its big mix of features and attractions, it makes a whole day out and excellent value for money. It's no wonder nearly 16,000 school pupils come through our gates each year to enjoy the park.

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Ryde (Town)

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Noted for its expansive sands which are revealed at low tide, and its listed pier, the fourth longest in the UK, which houses a ferry terminal, car park and railway terminus.

Ryde is home to Europe's only commercial hovercraft service.

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Seaview (Town)

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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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