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“Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour Visit”

National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour
Ranked #1 of 5 Shopping in St Peter Port
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Owner description: The National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour is one of the oldest complete properties situated within the walls of St Peter Port and boasts not only the original little shop with its museum contents and sweets weighed out by the quarter but a set of wooden reed shutters dating back to 1760 and a small Victorian Parlour. The shop stocks many items handcrafted in Guernsey plus Heritage seeds, local souvenirs, tea towels, cards, books, TreasureSand pendants, items from the Robert Opie Memorabilia range and toys. Old local coinage, first day covers, used stamps, old books and postcards, linen, bric-a-brac, second hand books and wooden buttons fill the Collectors Corner. We are sole stockists of knitting patterns designed locally for Guernsey Cobo Alice and Cobo Fred dolls and Puffin. Something for everyone! We are open from Easter until the end of September and nine days prior to Christmas.
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour Visit”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

As members of the The National Trust in the UK it was good to find we could use our membership cards to visit this lovely little shop and parlour.
We were warmly greeted by a really helpful lady who explained the history of the area and the significance of the shop. She gave us some handouts and explained what the area used to like. Many of the items on the shelves we had seen before and some we could remember using as children. The parlour was laid out beautifully with a cat asleep in front of the range fire. Downstairs was a shop where you could buy items which were both reasonably priced but some were also home crafted with love and care. look out for the tea pot cosies - they are funny.
We also went on to visit the Folk and Costume Museum at Saumarez Park and also Les caches Farm which is undergoing restoration.
All properties we visited had lovely volunteers to make us welcome and gave us lots of information about the history of the properties too.

Visited September 2013
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Corydon, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely, quaint shop”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We visited this shop in early August when our cruise ship ported in Guernsey for the day. Although small, the shop had a lot of different things to see and purchase. The shopkeeper was very friendly and even had stamps on hand to buy so I could mail a post card to my nieces which they loved:-)

Visited August 2013
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Guernsey.Channel Islands
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“A must to visit”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

If you want to buy sweets which are kept in glass jars like it was pre-war then this is the place to go. It is run by the Guernsey National Trust and really worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“It's like stepping back into the past”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We go every Christmas, when the shop is decked out for a traditional Guernsey Christmas.. There are all sorts of goodies to buy including all the kinds of sweets that my mother hated me eating when I was a child! I was disappointed when they stopped using real candles on the Christmas Tree, but Health and Safety rules!

Visited December 2012
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St Ives
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88 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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“The clue is in the name”
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Run by the National Trust in Guernsey and staffed by two ladies in period dress. A typical Victorian shop with old tins, boxes and scales evidencing the personal service of the old days.

Cornet Street is much different now as it was very narrow then and all the houses on the other side of the street were demolished to widen the road.

Visited June 2013
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