The Alderney Society, The Museum, High Street
Alderney GY9 3TG
The museum collection on display reveals an island community changing over the years to both external and internal pressures. Alderney has a fascinating history starting with extensive Stone, Bronze and Iron Age activity, with object evidence of historically important Roman activity at Longy. The Victorian era brought huge change to Alderney and the landscape it still dominated by Queen Victoria's interest in the island as a defence harbour from the French. Most recently the Second World War had an extreme effect on Alderney when all but a few of the island's inhabitants were evacuated and the island occupied by German forces for the duration of the war.
Castle Cornet & Museums
St Peter Port GY1 1AU
Castle Cornet is Guernsey's ancient harbour fortress, which was isolated upon a rocky islet until the construction of a breakwater and bridge in the 19th century. Dating from the 13th century it was periodically upgraded, withstanding sieges during the Hundred Years War and English Civil Wars. Collections: Substantial collections of maritime art, weapons, medals, militaria, uniforms, ship models, Roman and medieval archaeology, ship-building and privateering.
Fort Grey & Shipwreck Museum
c/o Guernsey Museums & Galleries, Candie Gardens, Guernsey
St Peter Port GY1 1UG
Fort Grey is located on Guernsey's rocky west coast, near the infamous Hanois reefs and the site of many historic shipwrecks. The small martello tower contains a museum about Guernsey shipwrecks, with many salvaged artefacts and related illustrations.
Guernsey Folk & Costume Museum
Saumarez Park, Route de Cobo
Castel GY5 7UJ
The museum's collection of costumes and artefacts is unique in that it consists of material from within the Bailiwick of Guernsey only; that is, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm. It includes men's, women's and childrens' clothes for all occasions and every accessory imaginable - hats, bags, gloves, shoes, scarves, muffs, tippets, galoshes, spats and some items whose use we can but guess.
Guernsey Museum in Candie Gardens
St Peter Port GY1 1UG
Located in the beautiful Candie Gardens, a late 19th century pleasure garden in St Peter Port (Guernsey's main urban area), this is the headquarters of the museum service. The building houses the Story of Guernsey gallery, which tells the story of the island and its people from prehistoric times.
St Peter Port GY1 1DG
Hauteville House is where Victor Hugo lived in exile for 15 years (from 1856 to 1870). An enthusiastic collector of secondhand furniture and bric-??-brac, he brought back a profusion of chests, sideboards, carpets, mirrors, crockery, figurines and other objects from his excursions around the island.