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National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour

Closes in 7 min: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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A lot packed in to small shop and living area

Called here as it was on our “to visit list” We were greeted by a very enthusiastic and friendly... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2016
GPTLebu
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Droitwich-Spa
A fun little shop

A vintage store with some history built in. This is good for a look and a souvenir from the old... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2016
Patrick A
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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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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26 Cornet Street, St Peter Port GY1 1LF
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All reviews old fashioned sweets step back in time for sale buy sweets owned by the national trust victor hugo's house short walk from the centre little gem free entry hauteville house cruise ship gifts parlor jars shutters guernsey life
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Reviewed July 8, 2016

Called here as it was on our “to visit list” We were greeted by a very enthusiastic and friendly gentleman volunteer in the sweet shop who answered all our questions, particularly relating to the past owners who used the parlour and demonstrated how the shutters...More

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Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2016

So pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit to the Victorian Shop and Parlour. The volunteer who shared his knowledge of the building with you has spent many hours researching the history of the shop and does enjoy sharing the facts he has collected...More

Reviewed June 11, 2016

A vintage store with some history built in. This is good for a look and a souvenir from the old days. As an American much of it does not mean as much to me, but I got a kick out of the place.

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Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2016

Thank you for taking time out to comment on your visit to the shop. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed the time you spent with us in the National Trust of Guernsey Victorian shop.

Reviewed May 12, 2016

The front room in this house contained so many items that I recognised from Gran and Grandads, and downstairs some of Mums old toys. Definitely worth the trek up the steep hill!More

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Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2016

I was pleased to read that the parlour reminded you of your grandparents house in the time before fitted carpets and electric appliances etc. Many schools visit the parlour and children are surprised to find that so many changes have happened within the home in...More

Reviewed April 29, 2016

The first time we visited we struggled up the steep hill only to find that they do not open on Mondays! The second time we visited we took a No 95 bus to the top of the hill & walked down. We visited Victor Hugo's...More

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Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2016

The shop and parlour is located on a hill and closed on Sunday and Monday but open the rest of the week between 10am and 4pm. It is not necessary to be a member of the National Trust to gain free access to this very...More

Reviewed April 3, 2016

This is a great little place - emphasis on little (it's a sweet shop, parlour, and gift shop). But if you're a history fan, NT fan, or just want to see something of life in the past (including some very cool window shutters - really!),...More

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Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I was pleased to read that you thought the climb up the hill to the Shop and Parlour was worth the effort. The little shop is filled with character, history and packed with a wide...More

Reviewed December 18, 2015

As a NT member and volunteer this was a "must see". So glad we we visited this "gold nugget" of a shop. Historically very interesting with unique shutters. The lady volunteer was an excellent Ambassador for the NTG and the shop...her gentleman colleague was equally...More

Thank Geraldmm
Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2016

Many thanks for taking the time over the busy Christmas period to write this review. The shop and parlour did look extra special this year and the staff really enjoyed the time spent helping to make visitors to the shop welcome. We are so pleased...More

Reviewed September 21, 2015

Worth the hike up a steep street. This shop offers some quirky items for sale and a room at the back set up to demonstrate Victorian living. Lovely people working at the shop and would recommend for a quick look if in the area. Note:...More

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Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2015

Thank you very much for posting your very accurate review of the Victorian Shop and Parlour. Unfortunately it is not possible (due to the layout of the building) to provide a lift down to the ground floor of the shop to enable some visitors to...More

Reviewed September 18, 2015

We decided to visit here as we spotted an advert for it in the brochure. We are National Trust members and like to visit any of their properties. It was really interesting and the staff were very informative. It was not easy to get to...More

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Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2015

Thank you for your review. The shop is located on an incline and is often visited by people walking up to the house of Victor Hugo 300mtrs further up the hill. The National Trust of Guernsey welcomes National Trust members from around the world to...More

Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed my visit here. The shop has a nice selection of gifts, and lots of jars of old fashioned sweets!!More

Thank Laura R
Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2015

So pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Victorian Shop and Parlour. It has been a busy year in the shop and we are so pleased to hear that our customers enjoy visiting and shopping in what is believed to be the oldest complete...More

Reviewed August 24, 2015

The day we visited it was fairly quiet and the lady staff member spent a long time describing the premises,the background history and telling us about objects in the room making it really interesting to us all. We purchased different sweets and even tried before...More

Thank Joan B
Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the shop. It is a pleasure to meet and share our love of sweets with our customers. The opportunity to give a brief history of this unique and original shop when time is available...More

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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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