The Bailiwick of Guernsey is a British Crown Dependency located in the Channel Islands and includes the islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm and Jethou. We care for the core collections relating to archaeology, art, natural history and social history as part of the States of Guernsey.
We are a member of the Museums Association and Accredited under the UK scheme administered by Arts Council England that sets nationally agreed standards for museums.
Our accredited museums are:
PERMANENTLY CLOSED: Guernsey Telephone Museum (2011)
Other museums which operate in Guernsey do not fall under our responsibility.
Objects not on display are kept in our reserve collection stores, which may be visited by prior arrangement. We also manage and maintain 80 historic sites and have responsibility for field archaeology.
Alderney and Sark
Alderney Museum is also accredited under the MLA scheme but is separately funded and administered by the Alderney Society.
In Sark, La Societe Serquaise mount a changing display at their Heritage Rooms.
Partnerships & Sponsorship Opportunities
In Guernsey and indeed throughout the world, partnership with the private sector plays an important role in supporting and enhancing the work of museums and art galleries.
We have responsibility for 3 castles, 8 museums, 80 historic sites and the finds from over 2,500 archaeological sites, including those of international importance. The collections include over 50,000 items including some 2,500 pieces of fine art and our exhibits come from many parts of the world as well as from our home.
We are the major repository of the islands' culture and the guardian preserving it for the future.
A partner has the opportunity to make a major contribution towards the objectives of the Museum, for example by supporting:
- Exhibitions at Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery
- Public Events at Castle Cornet or our other sites
- Conservation projects to preserving the island's heritage
- Educational initiatives to help the island's youth
- Publications to share our work with the wider world
- Enhancements of our sites to increase public enjoyment and understanding
Partners can become intimately involved in planning and design work as well as enjoying a corporate presence in leaflets, posters and adverts. We have a high profile in the islands and rarely a week passes without our initiatives appearing in the local media and some in the national press. There will be photo opportunities, media coverage and the option for staff and clients to attend special events.
The Head of Heritage Services maintains an up-to-date schedule of projects which would benefit from sponsorships or partnership with the private sector.
We are always pleased to discuss any potential projects - contact us for more information.
Some of our sites are also available for corporate or private hire for that special event - for more information please see the Venue Hire pages.
A team of Seasonal Visitor Services Staff work at Castle Cornet and Fort Grey from Easter to October and at Guernsey Museum year-round. These posts will be advertised when there are unfilled vacancies. If you wish to enquire about the availability of seasonal vacancies please send your CV to email@example.com F.A.O. Visitor Services Manager.
The Museum has a small number of Permanent Staff but vacancies for suitably experienced and qualified persons arise from time to time. Guernsey Museums & Galleries is a division of the States of Guernsey and all vacancies will therefore be advertised in accordance with the latest procedures.
To search for vacancies and to apply for them please visit: