Guernsey Museum at Candie
2023 Opening Times & Admission
From 30th September to 17th December: We have a special exhibition at the museum so times vary and all admission tickets must be booked online in advance through Renoir in Guernsey, 1883 - Art for Guernsey
Tickets are for a one-hour timeslot and include entry to the museum galleries and the Discovery Room during your hour - these areas cannot be accessed without a booked ticket.
If you have a Discovery Pass, make sure you use the promo code DISCOVERY when booking and bring your pass with your tickets. You may also be asked for ID.
Please note that Candie Gardens currently closes at 17:30 and reopens at 07:30 each day. Access is available to the museum for evening ticket holders via the top gate on Wednesday and Thursday.
No pets are allowed in the museum but dogs may be walked in the gardens on leads - please see the Access section below for information on Assistance Dogs.
Guernsey Museum can be enjoyed by people of limited mobility, including wheelchair users.
If a person with a disability is accompanied by an essential companion, both can be admitted for the price of a single adult ticket.
Visitors with will find access guides and a route plan from the Information Centre to the Museum on the AccessAble website - click to be directed to it here.
Assistance dogs are welcome at Guernsey Museum 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(0)1481 226518 or email@example.com. Dogs on leads are welcome in the gardens surrounding the Museum.
Holders of disabled permits may park in certain areas of the grounds - subject to available space - to arrange this call +44(0)1481 226518.
Main Museum Galleries :
Early People of Guernsey features recent archaeological discoveries and gives fresh insight into the 'story' of Guernsey.
Collecting the World area displays some of the most exotic and beautiful objects from the Museum's extensive reserve collections.
Folklore of Guernsey section features original objects, stunning artworks by West Country artist David Wyatt and figures by H&H Sculptors. Interactive audio points will allow visitors to hear Guernsey folk tales in English and Guernesiais.
Guernsey Language is represented with a listening area where you can hear poems and phrases in Guernesiais (pron. JEHR-nehz-yay).
Rona Cole Art Gallery featuring over 200 artworks, many of which are in banks of drawers to allow visitors to view works often too sensitive to stay out in the light.
Brian White Gallery :
Home of our changing temporary exhibition programme.
The greenhouse Art Gallery :
Guernsey Arts also host a rolling programme of contemporary locally-inspired exhibitions throughout the year.
Family Activities & The Discovery Room :
The Discovery Room is a space dedicated to hands-on learning; visitors of all ages can enjoy retro games and traditional toys as well as check out our Cabinets of Curiosities for this year's display.
Trails and activity sheets for the exhibitions can be collected from here to allow a deeper interaction with our galleries.
This room also features our Time Warp, which changes each year to a different time period or theme for immersive interactive play and learning.
Why not also explore Candie Gardens itself? Look at the colourful flower beds, count the fish in the pond and run around on the grass to get the most out of your day.
The Surrounding Area:
Café Victoria - This café shares a building with Guernsey Museum but can be accessed without paying admission.
Victoria Tower - Nearby and only 99 steps up, visitors can get a panoramic view out across St Peter Port from the outside viewing balcony.
Candie Gardens - Guernsey Museums is in the top-end of Candie Gardens. Here you can find Victorian Flower Garden design, ponds, the statues of Queen Victoria and Victor Hugo, some of the oldest greenhouses in the UK and a wide variety of plant life from all over the world.
La Société Guernesiaise - The headquarters of La Société can be found inside the Guernsey Museum building.
Priaulx Library - This local history library is in the building next door, just beyond Queen Victoria's statue at the top of the gardens.
HISTORY OF THE MUSEUM ... The Guernsey Museum building opened in 1978 to combine the collections of three former island museums. It was purpose-built, cleverly including the Victorian bandstand into the design and is an accredited attraction under both Guernsey and UK schemes. Read about the Museums history here.
Guernsey Museum is located in Candie Gardens, ten minutes uphill walk from the St Peter Port seafront and three minutes from the bus stop in St Julian's Avenue for services 41, 42, 61, 62, 71 and 81. View map here.
Guernsey Museum is on Google Streetview. View here
Parking is available at Monument Gardens ('the Odeon' - 5 mins walk) and Beau Sejour (7 mins walk).
A bus bay is directly outside the gate for coaches and vehicles must not drive into/park inside the gardens unless arranged in advance - call +44(0)1481 226518 to enquire about access if required.