The Isle of Wight Steam Railway loves welcoming school parties! We are a registered educational charity, so we'll make you and your school party feel very welcome!
The Steam Railway is an ideal venue for school age groups up to 14 years. We know how important it is for school party organisers to receive good quality service and good value-for-money within their visits, and we pride ourselves on offering you a package to interest and engage your students, as we take them on a nostalgic experience of yesteryear!
As a living, breathing, working museum, the Steam Railway is a popular and fascinating destination for all age groups. Beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages, often hauled by 19th century locomotives, take the visitor on a leisurely 10 mile journey through the Island's unspoilt countryside.
Isle of Wight Steam Railway are currently working with EDUCATION DESTINATION
to produce a range of curriculum-focused teaching resources suitable for all key stages. A mixture of pre-visit, on-site and post-visit activities, various subjects are differentiated by age and ability, helping make the very most of your visit from a learning perspective.
There's always something to interest everyone in the group... For example, most compartments on the train display vintage advertisements representing products and prices from days gone by - Days when you could buy a plot of land for £35, and three-course lunch at the Charing Cross Hotel cost three shillings and sixpence!
We welcome all enquiries and we will do all we can to ensure your school' visit is enjoyable and trouble-free.
Organised in conjunction with Carisbrooke Castle Museum, this living history week is an opportunity for Isle of Wight School Children to experience what life may have been like as an Evacuee during the 2nd World War. All participating children take part in three sessions: