Guernsey Museum
Guernsey Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 varied, non-permanent exhibits and displays (please see our website or Facebook page for up-to-date information). Our gift shop is well stocked with local gifts and souvenirs, locally produced art, cards, toys and confectionary. We also sell a large selection of local books both fiction and non-fiction. We have a café on site serving meals, snacks and drinks and a dedicated space for young visitors called the Discovery Room.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • rscallen2015
    Swindon, United Kingdom136 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Short visit only
    Informative exhibits about the history and culture of the island. This place would really benefit from an audio tour to tell the “story” of the island as there isn’t a clear route to follow. The Beatles art exhibition was cool but the room it was in was freezing. Cafe fine, reasonable price. Candie Gardens really not worth it. Museum is worth a short visit
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 August 2023
  • GeoffTorquay
    101 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    Really interesting exhibition of many facets of the history and traditions of the island. Renoir exhibition also well presented- his time on the island was prolific in output and you could get a good close-up look at his work. Only fly in the ointment was the booking system which was online only even if there were vacant slots when customers turned up so casual visitors were thwarted which was a shame for everyone. Tail wagging the dog methinks!
    Many thanks for posting a review, we are pleased you enjoyed the Renoir exhibition. We introduced online booking as the number of people allowed into the building at any one time is limited as we need to maintain an environment suitable for the conservation of the loaned artworks, and online booking gives us control of this. If there are vacant slots for the current hour we are able to sell tickets but many of the sessions are sold out. Sessions start on the hour and are valid for the hour only so to guarantee a ticket customers should book online.
    Written 26 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 October 2023
  • Karen f
    London, United Kingdom92 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic
    Fantastic museum with interesting displays. We especially love the folk tales from Guernsey. This time we visited the Renoir exhibition. This was fantastic. Really beautifully curated. An absolute joy. Our experience was greatly enhanced by the informative, interesting and helpful information from Chris who is one of the museum staff. He was an absolute gem.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 October 2023
  • swift-simba
    Camberley, United Kingdom7,401 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum to visit
    When we went they also had an exhibition of Renoir art on display. You had to book a slot online as it was so popular. As we had bought Guernsey discovery pass it was free to visit. For parking you need to have a parking card on which you display the time you arrive. We parked in Upland road right near the museum. The Renoir exhibition was very interesting and his works of art are very beautiful. We were surprised that the paintings were not very big. However they were beautiful. There were other art works by other artists there to. The museum also had some very interesting exhibits about Guernsey and gave some details of the Guernsey History. It is in a beautiful setting and well worth a visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 November 2023
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swift-simba
Camberley, UK7,401 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
When we went they also had an exhibition of Renoir art on display. You had to book a slot online as it was so popular. As we had bought Guernsey discovery pass it was free to visit. For parking you need to have a parking card on which you display the time you arrive. We parked in Upland road right near the museum.
The Renoir exhibition was very interesting and his works of art are very beautiful. We were surprised that the paintings were not very big. However they were beautiful. There were other art works by other artists there to.
The museum also had some very interesting exhibits about Guernsey and gave some details of the Guernsey History.
It is in a beautiful setting and well worth a visit.
Written 8 November 2023
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Karen f
London, UK92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Fantastic museum with interesting displays. We especially love the folk tales from Guernsey.

This time we visited the Renoir exhibition. This was fantastic. Really beautifully curated. An absolute joy. Our experience was greatly enhanced by the informative, interesting and helpful information from Chris who is one of the museum staff. He was an absolute gem.
Written 16 October 2023
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GeoffTorquay
Torquay101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Really interesting exhibition of many facets of the history and traditions of the island. Renoir exhibition also well presented- his time on the island was prolific in output and you could get a good close-up look at his work.
Only fly in the ointment was the booking system which was online only even if there were vacant slots when customers turned up so casual visitors were thwarted which was a shame for everyone. Tail wagging the dog methinks!
Written 14 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Many thanks for posting a review, we are pleased you enjoyed the Renoir exhibition. We introduced online booking as the number of people allowed into the building at any one time is limited as we need to maintain an environment suitable for the conservation of the loaned artworks, and online booking gives us control of this. If there are vacant slots for the current hour we are able to sell tickets but many of the sessions are sold out. Sessions start on the hour and are valid for the hour only so to guarantee a ticket customers should book online.
Written 26 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Trish C
89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
A fascinating museum, just like right size.
Staff were welcoming and we received a discount on the admission charge because one of the galleries was unavailable.
The walk through Candie Gardens was lovely
Written 1 October 2023
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rscallen2015
Swindon, UK136 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Informative exhibits about the history and culture of the island. This place would really benefit from an audio tour to tell the “story” of the island as there isn’t a clear route to follow. The Beatles art exhibition was cool but the room it was in was freezing. Cafe fine, reasonable price. Candie Gardens really not worth it. Museum is worth a short visit
Written 12 August 2023
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Holidays814
Isle of Man, UK50 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
The Guernsey museum was very disappointing and over priced at £7 per person. The art was interesting but, although I appreciate that there is not much space, using pull-out drawers to “exhibit” the art just seemed lazy. There was very little information about the history of Guernsey and limited displays. All in all, I found it quite dull.
Written 19 June 2023
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RDW
Worthing, UK131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Great museum with a history of the island going back thousands of years. The art exhibitions also good, we particularly liked the Brenda Munson exhibition.
Written 14 June 2023
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Sophie-Reviews8923
London, UK62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Loved this museum! They’ve packed so much history and culture into a relatively small space in such an engaging way that’s interesting for both adults and children.

I especially loved the folklore section and how well that was done with all the interactive elements.

The brilliant photography exhibition is also well worth a visit, as is the café
Written 14 March 2023
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bertiebassett2014
Verwood, UK188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
What a treat in the gardens. Very well laid out and easy to follow. Great insight to Guernsey. Worth every penny and the cafe was packed.
Written 7 March 2023
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ScotinEngland
St Anne, UK1,747 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Worth the £6 a head to visit. All on one floor in different history sections from 10000 years BC to the present day. Great maps, graphics and inter active displays. Something of the folklore of the island included. We saw the annual photograph exhibition which was STUNNING. Well worth visiting. There’s a café ad well if you want a coffee and a good 🏬 shop!
Written 1 March 2023
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