Welcome to the Carisbrooke Castle Museum Image Library where you can explore a wealth of images from our historic collections and purchase digital images online.

Carisbrooke Castle Museum, Isle of Wight, was founded in 1898 by Princess Beatrice, Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter. It is the earliest founded museum on the Isle of Wight and is the only museum in Britain founded for the public by a member of the royal family. The Museum is a Registered Charity and an Accredited museum.

Carisbrooke Castle Museum’s extensive collections centre upon Isle of Wight history, military and maritime history, costume, social history, documents, photographs, prints, paintings and the history of the Castle. Some collections such as our 18th & 19th century watercolours and Charles I material are of national importance, and others are of international significance (nb the Professor John Milne photographs).

This Image Library was launched in April 2011 and presently holds only a tiny fraction of our images, providing a flavour of the scope of the collections. It will be added to on a regular basis over the coming months and year(s).

This project is supported by the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) funded by Defra and the EU, and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD): Europe investing in rural areas.