Fort Grey Shipwreck Museum
Discover more about Guernsey's rugged West Coast and those who have lost their lives at sea.
Opening times: 2019
Open daily from 22 March - 3 November 2019
*PLEASE NOTE*: Route de la Lague is closed from 23 September until 12 October (this is the section between The Imperial Hotel to Fort Grey), in both directions.
We are still open! By car, you can access the Fort & Guernsey Pearl from the L'Eree end. By bus, numbers 61 and 93 also come from the same direction and you can get off at the bottom of Le Coudre.
Please buy your ticket at Guernsey Pearl, directly opposite the causeway.
Adults of all ages - £4.00
Children (aged 7-18 years) & students (with valid student card) - £1.50
Children under 7 years go free
Or buy a Discovery Pass and enjoy 12 months unlimited* access to all three of our sites for the great price of £18 per adult. Accompanying children go free!
Purchase one at our sites next time you visit or you can also get them from the Guernsey information Centre.
*during normal seasonal opening hours
The Fort is easy to find in the centre of Rocquaine Bay. View map...
There is ample parking at Guernsey Pearl, just across the road from the causeway.
A Bus stop (routes 61, 91, 92, 93, 94 & 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 AccessAble (formerly known as DisabledGo) page on Fort Grey, which gives a detailed description of access - click to be directed to the page here.
Assistance dogs are welcome at Fort Grey, Guernsey Museum, Castle Cornet and the GNSHQ. Pets are not permitted.
Fort Grey is now on Google Street View. View map here
Fort Grey, Rue de la Lague, St Peters, Guernsey GY7 9BY
Tel: 01481 265036 (answer phone in operation out of hours) or call Guernsey Museums on 01481 726518
What you'll find at Fort Grey Shipwreck Museum
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 houses a shipwreck museum and offers spectacular views of the bay and the Hanois Lighthouse.
An interpretation Centre, organised by La Societe Guernesiaise and containing information about the natural history of the local area is located inside a magazine just outside the walls of the fort.
Guernsey's Roman Ship
This now has a temporary home 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 and it is hoped Guernsey Museums will be able to create a full exhibition of the ship in the future.
Is there anything for children & families?
For many children, the excitement of being 'inside the cup and saucer' will be a memory that will stay with them for a long time. As well as the Museum, here are some things that your little ones might enjoy too:
- Discovery Sacks available for free loan from the Shop. These are bags filled with objects and activities to help children explore the Tower and the Museum. Objects include a pair of binoculars, a compass with guide, pirate accessories and a magnifying glass
- Help-yourself trunk of trails, quizzes and spot-it picture boards available inside the Tower
- Dressing up trunk - be a sailor, octopus or pirate!