Educational Visits

What does Fort Victoria have to offer?

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Earth and Beyond

at the Island Planetarium

For more than 20 years the Island Planetarium has been offering tailor-made shows to schools and clubs. Theses presentations use a range of media including the Planetarium Star Theatre; bringing the universe to life for the pupils, whatever their age.

The Planetarium is a multimedia star-theatre which can accommodate 33 people. There is an exhibition area with models and exhibits, some of which are used to cover the show material. Our shop carries a wide range of astronomy souvenirs, books, posters, videos and other teaching aids.

One Hour Session

2.50 per child

  • Solar System.
  • Earth in Space (Day/Night, Seasons and how our Earth moves in Space).
  • Constellations (Northern Stars, Myths and finding your way around the night sky).

One & Half Hour Session

3.50 per child

  • Same topics as One Hour Session but more time to expand on the subject.
  • Phases of the Moon and Eclipses.

2.50 to 3.50 per child

Paul & Andrew

01983 761555

PO41 0RR


Hands on history

at the Island's Archaeology Discovery Centre

Challenge your class with hands-on history sessions and bring the past to life at the Island's Archaeology Discovery Centre at Fort Victoria. Designed in line with the new curriculum and lead by experienced teachers and archaeologists, our sessions provide interactive, exciting activities which develop historical enquiry skills, expand understanding of a range of evidence and reinforce chronological thinking. Choose from a range of 2 hour or full day active learning experiences in Stone Age, Tudor, Victorian or WWII and benefit from our extensive collection of artefacts and the opportunities for fun outdoor learning in the country park to enhance their period knowledge and skills.

See below for our return travel offer for Island Schools from £2pp

Full day sessions run 10-12.45, 1.30-3.45

Session Details : Download PDF

Timetaxi CIC work in partnership with our local community minibus scheme to include return travel to/from Island schools for parties between 10 and 28 children. Transport costs are zoned according to distance :

  • Zone 1 (West Wight) at £2 per pupil
  • Zone 2 (Newport/Cowes) £3 per pupil
  • Zone 3 (East of Newport) £4 per pupil

FYTbus is a community minibus service operating in the west of the Island. All minibuses are maintained and insured to PSV standards (same as Southern Vectis) and our drivers, all volunteers, are trained to the national Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme (MiDAS) standard.

For further information and fees, contact Katie at Timetaxi on email -

per child


01983 761214

PO41 0RR