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Out of the Box: QuayCrafts

16 Feb – 3 Nov 2019


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Out of the Box: QuayCrafts



Exhibition continues until 3rd Nov 2019. Feb and March it is open weekends only, 10am-4pm. From April to Nov 3rd open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm.

Out of the Box is a new exhibition combining displays drawn from Carisbrooke Castle Museum’s extensive collection of historic artefacts, with contemporary artistic responses created by QuayCrafts, an Island-based group of artist makers who work in a wide range of media including textiles, ceramics, print and photography.

The museum’s collection, acquired over the last 120 years, covers local history topics from prehistory to the present day. Now totalling over 34,000 objects, only a small number can be displayed in the museum at any one time.

'Out of the Box' began when QuayCrafts were invited to discover some of these objects which were packed away in boxes in the museum store. The artists selected objects and stories from the museum’s collection and the Castle’s history to inspire their work. The resulting pieces are shown alongside new displays drawn from the museum’s historic collection.

Please note: normal castle admission charges apply. Visit the English Heritage website for further information:

For more information about QuayCrafts please visit their website: