The Museum is located in Candie Gardens, ten minutes uphill walk from the St Peter Port seafront and three minutes from the bus stop in St Julian’s Avenue for services 31, 41, 42, 61, 71 and 81. View map…
Parking is available at Monument Gardens (‘the Odeon’ – 5 mins walk) and Beau Sejour (5 mins walk). A bus bay is directly outside the gate for coaches and holders of disabled permits may park in the grounds (arrange this call 01481 726518).
Visitors with special needs are recommended to visit the Guernsey Museum page on Disabled Go – click to be directed to it here.
Main Galleries – UNDER DEVELOPMENT in 2016
Exciting new exhibition galleries will be opening during the 2016 season. These will be a new Archaeology gallery showing recent discoveries and giving fresh insight into the Guernsey story and Collecting the World which will display some of the most exotic and beautiful objects from the museum’s huge reserve collections. Unfortunately building work can take time and unforeseen problems could delay work so it would be unfair to promise opening dates at this point. Check back throughout the year or like our Facebook page to keep up to date with developments.
Gifts and Café Victoria
Our gift shop stocks a wide range of specially chosen souvenirs, local crafts gifts for children and books on popular local themes.
Our on-site café is housed in the original Victorian band-stand offering scenic views of the Victorian gardens and St Peter Port harbour for you to marvel at whilst enjoying tea and cake or light meals prepared freshly on site.
Victoria Tower stands close by, up a small road alongside Candie Cemetery. The key to the tower can be borrowed from Guernsey Museum between 10am and 4pm and visitors can climb the 99 steps to the top of the tower and enjoy incredible views around St Peter Port’s town.
Guernsey Museums stands at the top end of the magnificent Candie gardens. Visitors can discover a wide variety of plants from all over the world in this stunning garden with striking geometric designs, an array of interesting trees for shade and ponds for quiet reflection. The statues of Queen Victoria and Victor Hugo stand in the gardens near the museum building which also houses the headquarters of La Société Guernesiaise. The Priaulx Library stands next door at the top of the Gardens.
The Museum opened in 1978 to combine the collections of three former island museums. It was purpose-built, cleverly including a Victorian bandstand into the design. In 1979 it won a Museum of the Year award and is an accredited attraction under both Guernsey and UK schemes.