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Guernsey Museum at Candie

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Discover The Story of Guernsey in Guernsey Museum at Candie.

Visitors can follow the Story of Guernsey from the time it first became an island up to the 21st century. In the Discovery Room, the whole family can enjoy hands-on activities from the past and dressing up in the Time Warp. A 'Cabinet of Curiosities' displays some of the more unusual objects from the museum's collections. Guernsey's key paintings can be found in The Rona Cole Art Gallery, where banks of drawers also allow art lovers to inspect works which are too sensitive to bring out into the light.

The Brian White Gallery hosts a series of Temporary Exhibitions each year and a number of special Events are held at the Museum. Our Gift Shop stocks a range of specially chosen souvenirs, gifts for children and books on local themes. Café Victoria is housed in a Victorian band-stand and offers scenic views of the Victorian gardens and St Peter Port.

Candie Gardens includes statues of Queen Victoria and Victor Hugo, plus historic greenhouses. The Museum building houses the headquarters of La Société Guernesiaise and the Priaulx Library also stands at the top of the Gardens. Victoria Tower stands close by and Museum visitors can borrow the key to climb to the top.

The 70-seat Frossard Theatre at the museum is also available to hire... and has wi-fi.

The Museum opened in 1978 to combine the collections of three former island museums. It was purpose-built, cleverly including a Victorian bandstand into the design. In 1979 it won a Museum of the Year award and is an accredited attraction under both Guernsey and UK schemes.

Finding us

The Museum is located in Candie Gardens, ten minutes' uphill walk from the St Peter Port. Seafront and three minutes from the bus stop in St Julian's Avenue for services 31, 41, 42, 61, 71 and 81. View map...

Parking is available at Monument Gardens ('the Odeon' - 5 mins walk) and Beau Sejour (5 mins walk). A bus bay is directly outside the gate for coaches and holders of disabled permits may park in the grounds.

Visitors with special needs are recommended to visit the Guernsey Museum page on Disabled Go - click to be directed to it here.

Guernsey Museum is on Google Streetview.  View here

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