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Alderney Museum

High Street, between Connaught Square and Victoria Street, GY9 3TG
+44 1481 823222
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A small museum

Interesting particularly for the information about an Elizabethan shipwreck off the north-east... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Larchitecture
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Mixed bag....

Today, since the weather had turned nasty, we decided it was the ideal tine to visit the museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cerises1949
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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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 evidence of historically important Roman activity at Longy. The Victorian era brought huge change to Alderney and the landscape is 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.
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2 weeks ago
“Interesting couple of hours”
4 weeks ago
“Alderney in a Nutshell”
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 12:00, 14:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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High Street, between Connaught Square and Victoria Street, GY9 3TG
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting particularly for the information about an Elizabethan shipwreck off the north-east coast of the island, and some fascinating artefacts found - one of which is a.stoneware jar with a face on the front which looks exactly like Gandalf!

Thank Larchitecture
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today, since the weather had turned nasty, we decided it was the ideal tine to visit the museum. The layout was good, but i was somewhat disappointed not to see more reference to the second world war, but wonder if that was because of the...More

1  Thank Cerises1949
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We would like to thank the extremely interesting, helpful husband and wife on the desk when we arrived. They were very informative. We spent a couple of hours learning more about this lovely, interesting island. It's well worth a visit.

Thank Diane I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A huge amount of information for the more curious or those with more time - one visit isn't enough - as well as visual stimulation and much to interest a more casual approach. Kids were very welcome and entertained; information is clear and well-presented and...More

Thank Paul C
AlderneyMuseum, Manager at Alderney Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Paul C. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Alderney Museum and learned more about our wonderful island. Hope you will visit again soon. Kind regards Karen Alderney Museum Administrator

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good place to start a visit to Alderney to get a good idea of its fascinating history. Very nicely presented with helpful staff. Recommended.More

2  Thank DoMeAFavour
AlderneyMuseum, Manager at Alderney Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our Museum. Alderney's history, for such a small islands, is vast and fascinating and we are happy to hear our Museum educated you on this. Hope you were able to wander the island and see some of...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

A real diverse selection of exhibits here including artifacts left from the occupation, and information on the shipwrecks off the island and the wildlife to be found. Well done to all the vounteers who run it.More

Thank rebem
AlderneyMuseum, Manager at Alderney Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our Museum. We are very proud of our Museum and are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We do indeed have a diverse selection of exhibits, something for everyone, from the Iron Age to natural history...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Good collection of exhibits from various times over the life of the island second time we have popped in

Thank transporterdcc750
AlderneyMuseum, Manager at Alderney Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing Alderney Museum. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your second visit. Hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Karen Administrator Alderney Museum

Reviewed 26 April 2017

Alderney is scarred by generations of fortifications. The museum did a good job of putting that into context - especially in getting the story of Nazi occupation and the recovery of the island after the war. Interesting and pleasant volunteers. £3 well spent.

1  Thank imaco
AlderneyMuseum, Manager at Alderney Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our Museum. Glad to hear you enjoyed the Museum especially the story of the Nazi occupation and the recovery of the island after the war. Hope you will visit again. Kind regards Karen Administrator Alderney Museum

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing to see how much history there is on the island....very lovely. Curators very knowledgeable - the stuffed puffin is beautiful and the section on Alderney wrecks is fascinating.

Thank Shaytana968
AlderneyMuseum, Manager at Alderney Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Shaytana968 Glad you enjoyed visiting Alderney and our Museum. Alderney is indeed full of history and is a little gem in the English Channel. We hope you will visit again. Kind regards Karen Hill Alderney Museum Administrator

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Brilliant, informative, amazing if you want to know about island life and history. Love the natural history area, the children really liked the exhibition.

Thank Nichola_Marc
AlderneyMuseum, Manager at Alderney Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for reviewing our Museum. We are glad you and your children enjoyed visiting us and hope you will return another time. Alderney really is a little gem in the English Channel. Kind regards Karen Hill Administrator Alderney Museum

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