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The Guernsey Tapestry

St James, College Street, St Peter Port GY1 2NZ
+44 1481 727106
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Guernsey Tapestry

My wife and I visited the tapestry as it was handy in St Peter Port and found it to be very... read more

Reviewed today
w610guthrie
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Alexandria, United Kingdom
Rich in local culture and history

Last month I revisited the Guernsey Tapestry and was utterly amazed at the beauty, colours and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Coralie M
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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The Guernsey Tapestry is a fantastic way to understand the complex history of the islands. Ten panels (all stitched by locals to celebrate the Millenium) beautifully explain the events of each century. An easy to use and understand audio guide adds to the experience (available in English, French and German). A quote from the visitors book 'This was a wonderful way of telling history - I've never seen anything quite like it - don't miss it!'
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St James, College Street, St Peter Port GY1 2NZ
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Reviewed today

My wife and I visited the tapestry as it was handy in St Peter Port and found it to be very interesting.

Thank w610guthrie
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Last month I revisited the Guernsey Tapestry and was utterly amazed at the beauty, colours and artistic skills used in the making of this true wonder. Contained within it and in the audio guides is so much, in-depth information, that you could visit many times...More

Thank Coralie M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy folk art and needlework of any type, so this caught my eye when researching things to do. I loved how the entire island, including children, collaborated in the creation of the tapestries. They were beautifully done, and the audio provided an excellent backdrop...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is an amazing work by citizens of St. Peter's Port. It is well worth a trip to see this folk art gem. One can stand in front of the tapestry for a long time to take in all the charming details.

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

10 very detailed tapestries depicting Guernsey history all created by local groups and nicely presented with an audio guide.

Thank Lynda D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Guernsey Tapestry is an amazing collaborative needlepoint project reflecting 1000 years of the island's history. It is a piece of art designed and created by local residents.

Thank Colette R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This masterpiece is enthralling and brings the history of Guernsey, during the past 1000 years, to life. An audio tape is included in the ticket price. This is a unique experience not to be missed.

Thank Ginny891
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

This museum is situated under St Jame's Hall. It has ten tapestries each one worked on by one of the ten parishes on the island. It has an audio guide which explains each individual tapestry. Each tapestry covers a period of time up th the...More

Thank Christine B
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

I live on Guernsey and I have been here a few times and honestly, it was really boring. I am really interested in history, especially island history but I thought that this was an awful summary of the island's amazing history and displayed it very...More

1  Thank EveLeSauvage
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

A great way to learn about the history of the island. So much work has been put into this project, I hope they will do another tapestry for the 21st century. The audio guide was good with just the right amount of information. I felt...More

Thank Amanda W
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Response from bluedormouse2015 | Reviewed this property |
I'd agree - probably about an hour.
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