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Fort Grey Shipwreck Museum

Fort Grey - wide aerial

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 known affectionately as the "Cup and Saucer". It houses a shipwreck museum and offers spectacular views of the bay and the Hanois Lighthouse.

 

2024 Season Opening Times:

Open 7 days a week 10am to 4.30pm from 20th March to 3rd November 2024.

Check the What's On page here for events at all our sites, including Fort Grey.

Admission Prices

Please buy your ticket at Guernsey Pearl, directly opposite the causeway. 

£4.00 - Adults

£1.50 - Children (aged 7-18 years) & Students (with valid student card)

FREE - Children under 7 years

OR

£22 per named adult for 12 months unlimited access during normal seasonal opening hours to ALL FOUR SITES with our Discovery Pass (<-click for details). All accompanying children then go FREE!

No pets are allowed in the Fort but dogs may be walked on the beach alongside - please see the Access section below for information on Assistance Dogs.

 

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 page on Fort Grey, which gives a detailed description of access - click here.

Assistance dogs are welcome at Fort Grey but we do not accept other pets.  We ask that assistance dogs wear the appropriate tabards or harness, so our staff know that they are working animals.  If you are in any doubt about bringing your assistance dog, please contact us for more information on (+44) 01481 226518 or museums@gov.gg.  Dogs are allowed on the beach beside the Fort.  

 

Activities & Features:

  • In the building next to Guernsey Pearl Guernsey's Roman Ship timbers are displayed with information on how it came to sink off Guernsey. The ship store is open the same hours as Fort Grey.

  • Discovery Sacks available for free loan from the Shop. These are bags filled with objects and activities to help children explore the Tower and

  • 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.

  • Help-yourself trunk of trails, quizzes and spot-it picture boards available inside the Tower

  • Dressing up trunk - be a sailor, octopus or pirate!

 

Finding us

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.

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

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

Tel: Please call Guernsey Museum on 01481 226518

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