Fort Grey and Shipwreck Museum

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Discover more about Guernsey's rugged West Coast and those who have lost their lives at sea.

The Fort is a Martello Tower built on a small tidal islet to defend Rocquaine Bay. It is connected to the shore by a raised causeway and is now known affectionately as the "Cup and Saucer". It now houses a shipwreck museum and offers spectacular views of the bay and the Hanois Lighthouse.

Venue Type:

Museum, Ship or maritime heritage site, Castle or defences

Opening hours

Closed November to March

Admission charges

An Admission charge is made for the Fort , however a free Interpretation Centre is located outside the Fort.

Shipwrecks, lifeboats, sea rescue, diving, lighthouse, Napoleonic fort

Collection details

Weapons and War, Trade and Commerce, Maritime, Archaeology

Key artists and exhibits

  • History of Guernsey shipwrecks, with many salvaged artefacts.
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Hopefully it won't be this dark!

Museum at Night at Fort Grey

  • 13 May 2016 6-9pm

Follow the advice of the Pet Shop Boys and 'Go West!' Join us in the first Museum at Night at our Shipwreck Museum. Enjoy live music, storytelling, dancing and singing from La Guaine du Vouest, the Island's only Guernsey French choir.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children


Free entry

Fort Grey and Shipwreck Museum
Rue de la Lague
St Peter Port

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01481 265036

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