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The Discovery Room

Discovery Room

Take part in hands-on activities suitable for all ages in our bright and inspiring Discovery Room.

See the 'Cabinet of Curiosities' where some of the more unusual objects from the museum's collections are on show. Is that an Egyptian Mummy's hand? Where does that stunning sun-mask come from?

A changing 'Time Warp' area encourages children to dress up and experience another era. Family activities take place in the school holidays and a lecture theatre is available for pre-booked Educational groups. Opened in 2011, the new Discovery Room was the first stage in the refurbishment of Guernsey Museum.

What's new in the Discovery Room?

Every year the Timewarp is changed to a different time period.  Here are the experiences created since 2011:

2011:  Sitting room from the Guernsey novel Ebenezer Le Page, linked to the Guernsey Literary Festival

2012:  Second class cabin from RMS Titanic', marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the great ocean liner

2013:  Teenager's bedroom from the mid 1960s, marking 50 years since The Beatles performed at Candie

2014:  Cave from the Guernsey-based novel Toilers of the Sea by Victor Hugo, marking 100 years of the Victor Hugo statue in Candie Gardens

2015: An Iron Age Roundhouse to tie in with our main Exhibition of Celts & Romans: Treasure & Trade

2016: Mir Space Station: