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Fort Grey Shipwreck Museum

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Discover more about Guernsey's rugged West Coast and those who have lost their lives at sea.

The Fort is a Martello Tower built on a small tidal islet to defend Rocquaine Bay. It is connected to the shore by a raised causeway and is now known affectionately as the "Cup and Saucer". It now houses a shipwreck museum and offers spectacular views of the bay and the Hanois Lighthouse.

Visitors are asked to buy their tickets at Guernsey Pearl, directly opposite the causeway.  An Admission charge is made for the Fort , however a free Interpretation Centre is located just outside. This contains information about the natural history of the West Coast, organised by La Société Guernesiaise it is based in the lower magazine of the Fort.

The site is also now home to Guernsey's Roman ship, which is stored in the building next to Guernsey Pearl. The main timbers can be seen through a viewing window and a small display explains more about the ship, how it was built and how it came to sink off Guernsey. The ship store is open the same hours as Fort Grey. It is hoped to create a full exhibition of the ship one day.

Visitors to Fort Grey can buy their tickets across the road at Guernsey Pearl, where there is also parking, toilets and a café. You should allow 45 minutes to an hour for your visit.

How to find us

The Fort is easy to find in the centre of Rocquaine Bay. View map...

Please buy your ticket at Guernsey Pearl, directly opposite the causeway.  There is ample parking here.

A Bus stop (routes 11, 61, 91, 111) is at the end of the causeway.

Access - We regret that Fort Grey is not accessible to wheelchairs or push-chairs. The Fort is entered via a staircase and steep steps which those with restricted mobility or impaired vision might find difficult. There are also steps up to the Shipwreck Museum and within the tower. We recommend that visitors with special needs visit the Disabled Go page on Fort Grey, which gives a detailed description of access - click to be directed to the page here.

Fort Grey is now on Google Street View. View map here

Fort Grey, Rue de la Lague, St Peters, Guernsey GY7 9BY

Tel: 265036 (answer phone in operation out of hours)

Fort Grey is closed during the Winter.

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