Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery
St Peter Port
Located in Candie Gardens, a late 19th century pleasure garden in St Peter Port (Guernsey's main urban area), this is the headquarters of the museum service.
The building was opened in 1978, as a purpose built museum, incorporating a cast iron bandstand from the garden into the structure. It won a (British) Museum of the Year Award in 1979.
The main permanent displays, interpreting the natural and human history of the island were renewed in 1994. The building also houses exhibition galleries, shop and café.
Please note: from September 2011, the Museum will undergo development which may mean some of the galleries are temporarily closed. Please call 01481 726518 for up-to-date information.
Open daily 10.00 - 17.00, (closes 16.00h 1 Nov-31 March)
Closed: 31st December - 22nd January
Admission charge. Adults £5.00, Senior £4.00, Child/student £1.50 under 7's free. Multi-tickets available
Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Maritime, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War, World Cultures
Key artists and exhibits
- The natural and human history of Guernsey