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Ideal museum for young children

Lots to do and see. Buttons to press. Commentaries to listen to. Exhibitions to see. Play area for... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Another good museum

If hadn't been raining we would have taken the extensive gardens in at the same time, however not... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Gordon S
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Guernsey Museum at Candie is a small, award-winning museum set in beautiful public gardens in St. Peter Port. We have a permanent exhibition of the early history of Guernsey and artworks from the museum collection. Our three other galleries house...more
Candie Gardens Candie Road, Candie Gardens, St Peter Port GY1 1UG
+44 1481 726518
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Very interesting section on Guernsey history and the exhibition of Victor Hugo drawings was superb, well set out and informative. Staff were brilliant and very helpful, even to the point of offering to post our postcards, thank you, James! About to frame my VH poster....More

1  Thank David C
GMVSM1, Front Office Manager at Guernsey Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

We're beginning to think James is paying people to post these reviews... He is exceptionally helpful, it's true, and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Do come and visit us again. Hope the postcards made it home before you did.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Over priced for a very few rooms. Very little about Guernsey. Very disappointed in this pointless "attraction".More

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GMVSM1, Front Office Manager at Guernsey Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Dear David V Thank you for taking the time to post a review and I am sorry that you were disappointed. The newly opened permanent archaeology gallery is a display of archaeological finds from Guernsey, the collections display and the Discovery Room both contain interesting...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Lots to do and see. Buttons to press. Commentaries to listen to. Exhibitions to see. Play area for young children. Lovely cafe on site.

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Reviewed 29 September 2018

If hadn't been raining we would have taken the extensive gardens in at the same time, however not at all disappointed with the quality and breadth of the exhibits available to view.

Thank Gordon S
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Came here last year but this time possibly due to the dry Summer the gardens looked tired and dry. A lot of the grass was burnt and not recovered and some of the plants looked the same. The water in the ponds also looked down...More

Thank KenPBATH
Reviewed 27 September 2018

£6 to get in , just a few rooms of old pots and skulls also some history about witches and folklore To be honest we had been spoilt buy some of the larger museums and history of the island of which there is loads so...More

Thank PompeyAnnie
GMVSM1, Front Office Manager at Guernsey Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Hello, I'm so sorry you felt your visit was not value for money. I can only assume you visited us on a changeover day when two of our main galleries were closed. This has to happen at the end of one exhibition when it is...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018

Plenty of background to the development of the island and the people culture. We went for the Victor Hugo exhibition which gave a good insight into his life and art. Charge to get in. Good cafe.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This is a nice eclectic mix of exhibits, presented in a thoughtful and thought-provoking way. The art gallery leads the visitor through a timeline of local and internal art with a brilliant explanation of the evolution from realism through to 'modern' art. We both enjoyed...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Situated in Candice gardens, which themselves are well worth a visit. Nice small museum well laid out showing the history of Guernsey. Large cafe area with nice views over St Petersport. Small shop.

Thank Richard2369
Reviewed 12 September 2018

It’s a good museum with some excellent interactive exhibits but it didn’t really have what we were looking for eg information on the growth of Guernsey. The Victor Hugo exhibition was very good.

Thank JanieBall
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Thoughtfully and imaginatively arranged and very good for a quick overview of the history of Guernsey. The tea room looked nice!

Thank wyntyll
Reviewed 7 September 2018

The museum is always worth a visit. It is in a lovely position high up in St Peter Port in Candie Gardens looking out to sea. There is a Victor Hugo exhibition on now, but not for much longer. I had not realised what a...More

Thank Sarah C
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