Heritage Education Service (HES)

Outreach Activities

Evacuee Week, children in costume

Outreach sessions can be provided within schools or other learning establishments on the Isle of Wight. These activities are a great way for pupils to learn about significant historical events, people and places in their own locality. 

Workshops Available in School

EYFS / Key Stage 1:

  • Past Play
  • Homes Then and Now Key


Stage 2/3:

  • Prehistoric Isle of Wight
  • Mummification and an Explorer’s Treasures
  • A Roman Excavation (Key Stage 3+)
  • Archaeology in Action (All Ages)
  • Victorian Pop-Up Museum
  • Victorian Life and Mourning (in school or at Northwood cemetery) 
  • Wartime and Northwood Cemetery (in school or at Northwood cemetery)
  • On the Home Front


Key Stage 4 and Beyond:

Any of the workshops above can be adapted to suit your needs. We also have a wide variety of archives, research materials and sources available free of charge to support the curriculum.

Many of the workshops offered at Carisbrooke Castle Museum can also be delivered as outreach sessions in schools.

View and download the full  Museum and Outreach Workshops programme for 2018-19 (PDF, 840KB, 6 pages).

Evacuee Living History Week

What was happening on the Isle of Wight at the beginning of World War II? Students can experience being evacuated by steam train from the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, have a World War II lesson interrupted by an air raid, play World War II games, learn more about rationing and taste wartime snacks. The half-day session costs £9.00 per student including the train ride, but groups are welcome to stay all day.

To view and download the information sheet for teachers about the 2019 Evacuee Living History Week (PDF, 198KB, 1 page)

Bookings and Fees

To book any of these activities please contact us using the online send a message to service form alternatively use the details found in the contact tab above.

For workshops there is a charge of £90 per class (max 33 students) for all our activities. Half days (morning or afternoon) will cost £150 and a whole day in school will cost £200.