Guernsey Museum in Candie Gardens

Guernsey Museum in Candie Gardens
Candie Gardens
St Peter Port

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Main Desk

01481 726518


01481 715177

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Located in the beatuiful 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 houses the Story of Guernsey gallery, which tells the story of the island and its people from prehistoric times. Some of the finest artwork in the collection is on display in the Rona Cole art gallery. The Brian White gallery showcases an exciting timetable of temporary exhibitions. Hands on learning is provided in the Discovery Room, which includes a Timewarp area and Cabinet of Curiosities. Also, new for 2014, the greenhouse gallery (Guernsey Arts Commission) has opened and is included in the ticket price for the Museum.

Please note: from September 2011 for the next 5 years or so, the Museum will undergo development which may mean some of the galleries are temporarily closed. Please call 01481 726518 for up-to-date information.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

10am - 4pm from 25 January to 28 March
10am - 5pm from 29 March to 25 October
10am - 4pm from 26 October - 31 December
Closed 1-25 January and Christmas Day

Admission charges

2014 admission prices:
Best value ticket is the Discovery Pass - unlimited entry to our 3 sites for only £16 per adult and accompanying children go free.
Prices for Guernsey Museum only:
Adults £6.00, Senior £4.75, Child/student £1.50 under 7's free. Multi-tickets available.

Collection details

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
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Museums at Night / La Nuit des Musées

  • 15 May 2015 5-9pm

Take part in the events or enjoy the special atmosphere of the Museum galleries after closing time.

The popular annual event returns to Candie this year with a timetable of tours, living history performances, 'behind the scene' talks from curators and children's activities. This is held in conjunction with the Guernsey Arts Commission.