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National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour

Closes in 1 min: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Sweets you haven't seen for years

This is a charming place with a great display of old packaging on one side as you go in and on the... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2018
Oystercatcher
A very old shop which brings back memories

The shop contains many old items for sale including old comics, book, sweets and unusual gifts from... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Colin T
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The National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour is one of the oldest complete properties situated within the walls of St Peter Port and boasts not only the original little shop with its museum contents and sweets weighed out by the quarter...more
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All reviews old fashioned sweets step back in time for sale buy sweets owned by the national trust short walk from the centre victor hugo's house little gem lovely lady free entry well worth a visit interesting history hauteville house cruise ship gifts jars shutters
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

This is a charming place with a great display of old packaging on one side as you go in and on the other side all the tall jars full of sweets like aniseed balls and dolly mixtures. You can buy fridge magnets and tea towels...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

The shop contains many old items for sale including old comics, book, sweets and unusual gifts from Victorian and early 1900''s. The lady who runs the shop is full of information about the history of the shop and its contents. Well worth a visit.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Colin T
elizabethl104, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2018

I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit to the Victorian Shop and Parlour. Thank you for your review. This little corner shop stocked a wide variety of items which met the daily needs of its local customers in the past. We...More

Reviewed October 15, 2018

Well worth a visit - although check that it is going to be open first if you have the chance. Doesn’t take long.to look around but what there is on show is interesting. Some nice souvenirs to buy and the choice of old-fashioned sweets to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Howard A
Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Thank you for your review of the shop - so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thank you giving me the opportunity to mention that shop always closes from the end of September until the Tuesday after Easter Monday. The good news is that we DO...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018

Went into this shop when we stopped at Guernsey on a Cruise ship for the day. It has very interesting things about Guernsey and informative books, souvenirs and anything you want to know about the Island. Very interesting!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ted D
Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Thank you very much for your review of the National Trust Victorian Shop. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to the shop and I hope you will return to Guernsey again soon.

Reviewed September 27, 2018

Won’t repeat what others have said but a lovely little shop with a basement. Has a lounge with the original furnishings. Sweets in jars on one side and on the other shelves with old foodstuffs etc still complete and untouched. Gorgeous little knitted teacosies and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

I am pleased you visited the shop and left such an accurate and comprehensive review. Your detailed review gives prospective visitors to the shop a brilliant guide of what to expect when they walk up Cornet Street to the National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop...More

Reviewed September 26, 2018

We have called in here before and always come away having bought something,even if just sweets or chocolate.(Twice thjis year) Very interesting shop with a downstairs like a small Alladin's cave in addition to the upstairs shop. There is a small room towards the rear...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Thank you for your review it is much appreciated. Sweets are always popular! Hope you tried the Guernsey boiled sweets and the Guernsey fudge? We do close at the end of September but open a Christmas Shop from 7th December for three weeks (Thursdays 10am...More

Reviewed September 24, 2018

This was a little gem. A complete shop with things to buy (not Victorian prices). sweets in bottle sold in paper bags like they used to be. A lovely lady to talk you through the exhibits.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Thank you for your review. We try to keep items on sale competitively priced. The sweets are sold in the cone shaped bags and it is possible to pick’n’mix three different types of sweets in each quarter.

Reviewed September 1, 2018

If you are in the High Street/ harbour area and have a spare 15 minutes to spare then a visit to this Victorian shop owned by the National Trust is worthwhile as it is free to enter. This historic building displays the items that were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to comment so accurately on what visitors can expect to find at the Victorian Shop and Parlour located very close to the town centre.

Reviewed August 23, 2018

Really enjoyed having a walk round this little shop. The lady was so kind and showed us how the shutters still work at the front of the shop and explained how old the beams were in the basement. Lots of interesting things to see and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Freddie K
Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to the Victorian Shop and Parlour. The small team of volunteers in the shop endeavour to share their local knowledge and the history of the shop with visitors when time allows. The wide...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Fab little shop, with a lovely old lady who was so happy to chat about the house, life as a child in Guernsey and answer any questions we had. Cute little items for sale in the shop.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank YvonneOM
Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

So pleased you enjoyed your visit to the shop. We always imagine that a corner shop was always a place where the shopkeeper had time to meet and greet their customers and we endeavour to keep up the tradition.

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March 12, 2017|
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Response from elizabethl104 | Property representative |
Your National Trust card will allow you to enter the Folk Museum free of charge. The entrance fee is £5 to non-members. The National Trust of Guernsey also has a Victorian Shop and Parlour (open from Easter until the end... More
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CaroleAC12200
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Response from Geraldmm | Reviewed this property |
sorry I do not know but generally National Trust shops do but call them.
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dawlish
July 11, 2015|
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Response from Catherine W | Reviewed this property |
Not at the shop, but there is one in the town
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