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Isle of Wight to host museum study day

Fri 14 Sep 2012

Isle of Wight to host museum study day

Individuals interested in learning more about the history of the Isle of Wight could go to a museum study day that is being held on the island this weekend.

Carisbrooke Castle Museum is hosting the event from 10:30 BST tomorrow (September 15th) as part of the Hands on History scheme.

According to the BBC, Rosemary Cooper, a former curator of the museum, is set to be the speaker on the day.

Carisbrooke Castle Museum has been holding the study days for a number of years and subject of the talk this weekend is John Coley Nixon, who was a wealthy merchant and a topographical and satirical artist who lived from 1755 to 1818.

Some 66 of his original watercolours, as well as sketches of scenes from around the island, are on show at the museum for the event.

Carisbrooke Castle is among the most popular destinations for tourists on Isle of Wight holidays, due to the fact that the location was the place where King Charles I was imprisoned.

Posted by Adam PearsonADNFCR-3083-ID-801449707-ADNFCR

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