Discover the unique defensive features of one of Henry VIII’s most sophisticated coastal fortresses during a free self- led visit on your way to or from the Isle of Wight. Look out over views of the harbour and imagine how different the scene might have looked in the time of Henry VIII when the castle was first built. Spot the model canon and step into the rooms inside to uncover how they were used in the 16th century. Dress up in costumes and use our handling collection to discover more about life in the Tudor period. Visit the exhibition to learn how and why Yarmouth Castle was built and about the many shipwrecks that occurred in the sea overlooked by it.

KEY TOPICS: 4, 9, 17

Key Topics

1: Pre Romans  2: Romans 3: Medieval 4: Tudors 5: Stuarts 6: Georgians 7: Victorians 8: 20th Century 9: Defence 10: World Wars 11: Children 12: Transport 13: Domestic Homes 14: Smuggling 15: Work/Agriculture 16: Evidence/Archaeology 17: Local History 18: Other Topics 19: Change & continuity

A: Art AH: Agriculture/Horticulture DT: Design/Technology M: Maths EVS: Environmental Studies G: Geography IVL: Imaginative Writing, Literature SCI: Science PA: Physical Activity W: Wildlife & Animals