Guernsey Museum at Candie
Normal opening times are:
28th January to 26th March 2022: 10:00 - 16:00
27th March to 30th October 2022: 10:00 - 17:00
31st October to 31st December 2022: 10:00 - 16:00
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£6.50 - Adults
£2.00 - Children (under 18) & students (with valid student card)
FREE - Children under 7 years
£20 per adult for 12 months unlimited* access to ALL FOUR SITES with our Discovery Pass (<-click for details). All accompanying children then go FREE!
*during normal seasonal opening hours
Guernsey Museum can be enjoyed by people of limited mobility, including wheelchair users.
If a person with a disability is accompanied by an essential companion, both can be admitted for the price of a single adult ticket.
Visitors with special needs will find access guides and a route plan from the Information Centre to the Museum on the AccessAble website - click to be directed to it here.
Assistance dogs are welcome at Guernsey Museum but we do not accept other pets. We ask that assistance dogs wear the appropriate tabards or harness, so our staff know that they are working animals. If you are in any doubt about bringing your assistance dog, please contact us for more information on (+44) 01481 226518 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Dogs (on leads) are welcome in the gardens surrounding the Museum.
Holders of disabled permits may park in certain areas of the grounds (to arrange this call 01481 226518).
Main Museum Galleries :
Early People of Guernsey features recent archaeological discoveries and gives fresh insight into the 'story' of Guernsey.
Collecting the World area displays some of the most exotic and beautiful objects from the Museum's extensive reserve collections.
Folklore of Guernsey section features original objects, stunning artworks by West Country artist David Wyatt and figures by H&H Sculptors. Interactive audio points will allow visitors to hear Guernsey folk tales in English and Guernesiais.
Guernsey Language is represented with a listening area where you can hear poems and phrases in Guernesiais (pron. JEHR-nehz-yay).
The Rona Cole Art Gallery featuring over 200 artworks, many of which are in banks of drawers to allow visitors to view works often too sensitive to stay out in the light.
Brian White Gallery :
Home of our changing temporary exhibition programme. The exhibitions for 2022 are:
28 January - 20 March: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021
2 April - 3 July: Brick City (iconic buildings recreated in LEGO bricks)
6 August - 12 October: The People's Collection: An exhibition celebrating the island's art collections cared for by Guernsey Museums & Galleries on behalf of the people of Guernsey.
22 October - 20 November: Siân Davey: For the Love of the Land. Internationally renowned photographer Siân Davey created this exhibition as part of the Artist in Residence programme run by the Guernsey Photography Festival and Guernsey Museums. Siân developed a body of work around families in Guernsey's local farming community. Drawing on her experiences as a psychotherapist and mother, her photographic work is an investigation of the psychological landscapes of both herself and those around her.
26 November - 31 December: Anastasia Samoylova - FloodZone. Anastasia Samoylova's FloodZone is an ongoing photographic project reflecting and responding to the problem of rising sea levels. The project began in Miami in 2016. Through daily walks, Anastasia began to consider the growing conflict between the city's booming real-estate market and the ocean's encroachment on its shoreline. This exhibition is in partnership with the Guernsey Photography Festival.
Please note that these details are subject to change.
the greenhouse Art Gallery :
Guernsey Arts also host a rolling programme of contemporary locally-inspired exhibitions throughout the year. The greenhouse exhibitions for 2022 are:
28 January - 20 March The Bailiwick Wildlife Photographer Open
25 March - 15 May: Bridget Spinney / The Art of Nature on Paper
20 May - 10 July: Mark Windsor / Fragments of History, Figments of the Imagination
22 July- 9 October: Chris Simcox / A Journey to the End
21 October - 31 December: Rosanne Guille & Deborah Grice / Shore, Lines and Brush Marks
Please note that these details are subject to change.
Family Activities & The Discovery Room :
The Discovery Room is a space dedicated to hands-on learning; visitors of all ages can enjoy retro games and traditional toys as well as check out our Cabinets of Curiosities for this year's display.
Trails and activity sheets for the exhibitions can be collected from here to allow a deeper interaction with our galleries.
This room also features our Time Warp, which changes each year to a different time period or theme for immersive interactive play and learning.
Why not also explore Candie Gardens itself? Look at the colourful flower beds, count the fish in the pond and run around on the grass to get the most out of your day.
The Surrounding Area:
This café shares a building with Guernsey Museum but can be accessed without paying admission.
Nearby and only 99 steps up, visitors can get a panoramic view out across St Peter Port from the outside viewing balcony.
Guernsey Museums is in the top-end of Candie Gardens. Here you can find Victorian Flower Garden design, ponds, the statues of Queen Victoria and Victor Hugo, some of the oldest greenhouses in the UK and a wide variety of plant life from all over the world.
The headquarters of La Société can be found inside the Guernsey Museum building.
This local history library is in the building next door, just beyond Queen Victoria's statue at the top of the gardens.
DID YOU KNOW? The Guernsey Museum building opened in 1978 to combine the collections of three former island museums. It was purpose-built, cleverly including the Victorian bandstand into the design and is an accredited attraction under both Guernsey and UK schemes
Guernsey 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 41, 42, 61, 62, 71 and 81. View map...
Guernsey Museum is on Google Streetview. View here
Parking is available at Monument Gardens ('the Odeon' - 5 mins walk) and Beau Sejour (7 mins walk).
A bus bay is directly outside the gate for coaches and vehicles must not drive into/park inside the gardens unless arranged in advance (01481 226518) for access reasons.