Fort Grey Maritime Museum
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Fort Grey Maritime Museum

Fort Grey Maritime Museum
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  • Jack D
    Lyme Regis, United Kingdom3 contributions
    An experience beyond the sum of its parts
    Where to start... ..Let's go with Chris. What a card! I'm sure he is a fellow of cardmanship at the university of japes and capers. Could have chatted for hours. Love the way he even bamboozled some locals. Lovely and extremely knowledgeable and engaging chap. Thanks Chris - you made this more than the sum of its parts. The museum itself - the cup & saucer / earl grey connections are incredible. Having been a mariner and still spend a deal of time on the sea, this was a fascinating venture into the history of wrecks around the island. The interactive exhibits are well packed in to such a space and being very long sighted, it was a pleasure to see the captions in decent sized text (for a change). We were lucky and had the place pretty much to ourselves, so we could take our time (and muck about a bit - thanks for the dressy up clothes and hats). Loved it. No really!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 April 2023
  • Karen M
    4 contributions
    Lovely site, worth a visit
    A lovely small museum, situated on a beautiful bay. I had no idea how treacherous the waters around Guernsey were - the displays cover the story of many wrecks, ancient and modern. The museum is accessed by stone steps, and has a spiral staircase inside - consider your mobility needs accordingly. Well worth an hour.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Touring_Madly_Deeply
    London, United Kingdom78 contributions
    Fascinating place to visit
    Every year we come to Guernsey and each time I plan to go here and finally, this year, I visited. It was well worth the wait! The Museum is absolutely fascinating. I loved seeing all the objects and reading all the stories behind everything. Plus the views from here are stunning!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 October 2023
  • swift-simba
    Camberley, United Kingdom7,401 contributions
    Great Museum very interesting
    This is in a spectacular location. It is known locally as the tea cup and Saucer Fort. Parking is at the Guernsey Pearl which is opposite. It is also the site of the Roman ship wreck. This is one of the museums that you can use discovery pass that is valid for 1 year. This is a very interesting Museum and very photographic. The views from here are spectacular. It is a very interesting Museum with a lot of exhibits and information. There are also dressing up clothes for children to try on. There were a lot of ship wrecks in this area which is not surprising due to the jagged rocks in the sea. There is a low door way at the entrance and steps to climb up to the entrance and steps to go down to the lower level. When we were there at the Guernsey pearl there was a Roman ship wreck to see that had only been discovered relatively recently. There is a cafe at Guernsey pearl if you need some snacks.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 November 2023
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swift-simba
Camberley, UK7,401 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is in a spectacular location. It is known locally as the tea cup and Saucer Fort. Parking is at the Guernsey Pearl which is opposite. It is also the site of the Roman ship wreck.
This is one of the museums that you can use discovery pass that is valid for 1 year. This is a very interesting Museum and very photographic. The views from here are spectacular. It is a very interesting Museum with a lot of exhibits and information. There are also dressing up clothes for children to try on. There were a lot of ship wrecks in this area which is not surprising due to the jagged rocks in the sea.
There is a low door way at the entrance and steps to climb up to the entrance and steps to go down to the lower level.
When we were there at the Guernsey pearl there was a Roman ship wreck to see that had only been discovered relatively recently. There is a cafe at Guernsey pearl if you need some snacks.
Written 8 November 2023
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Touring_Madly_Deeply
London, UK78 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
Every year we come to Guernsey and each time I plan to go here and finally, this year, I visited. It was well worth the wait! The Museum is absolutely fascinating. I loved seeing all the objects and reading all the stories behind everything. Plus the views from here are stunning!
Written 22 October 2023
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Phillip C
17 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Very helpful guide at entrance. Not expensive to get in. Car park and Cafe opposite. Good exhibitions and well maintained.
Written 18 September 2023
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rscallen2015
Swindon, UK136 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
This is less museum, more two very small floors of salvage from shipwrecks. Some interesting info but I had read everything within 20 minutes. It’s a reasonable price but don’t expect this to fill a morning/afternoon.
Written 12 August 2023
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Karen M
4 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
A lovely small museum, situated on a beautiful bay. I had no idea how treacherous the waters around Guernsey were - the displays cover the story of many wrecks, ancient and modern. The museum is accessed by stone steps, and has a spiral staircase inside - consider your mobility needs accordingly. Well worth an hour.
Written 5 July 2023
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Karen f
London, UK92 contributions
Jun 2023
Great little museum with lots of information about shipwrecks. Chris was really helpful and pointed us in the direction of the Roman ship in its own gallery.
Written 24 June 2023
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Simon C
London, UK29 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
An interesting if small exhibition about the shipwrecks around the island. I enjoyed learning about the Orion shipwreck and the rescue mission. I recommend the cafe across the road for Sunday lunch!
Written 14 May 2023
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Jack D
Lyme Regis, UK3 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Where to start...
..Let's go with Chris. What a card! I'm sure he is a fellow of cardmanship at the university of japes and capers. Could have chatted for hours. Love the way he even bamboozled some locals. Lovely and extremely knowledgeable and engaging chap. Thanks Chris - you made this more than the sum of its parts.
The museum itself - the cup & saucer / earl grey connections are incredible. Having been a mariner and still spend a deal of time on the sea, this was a fascinating venture into the history of wrecks around the island. The interactive exhibits are well packed in to such a space and being very long sighted, it was a pleasure to see the captions in decent sized text (for a change). We were lucky and had the place pretty much to ourselves, so we could take our time (and muck about a bit - thanks for the dressy up clothes and hats).
Loved it. No really!
Written 12 April 2023
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Liam
Guernsey, UK2 contributions
Oct 2022
Maritime museum within Napoleonic-era 'cup and saucer' chronicles centuries of shipwrecks on the rocky western shores of Guernsey. Some sombre and some funny stories, and lots of fascinating tidbits from Chris, who educated myself (a local) and my friend from London on the Nazi occupation and construction of the Hanois Lighthouse. Really worth the couple of quid.
Written 22 October 2022
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FionaG350
Poole, UK264 contributions
Sept 2022
I was disappointed with this as the museum was mainly concerned with recent shipwrecks and not ancient.

Also the Roman boat section across the road was disappointing.

This was a shame as with the bus service it took ages to get to and then ages to wait for a bus back into town!
Written 9 October 2022
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