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The Guernsey Tapestry

St James, College Street, St Peter Port GY1 2NZ
+44 1481 727106
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Not to be missed

This masterpiece is enthralling and brings the history of Guernsey, during the past 1000 years, to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ginny891
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Rainford, United Kingdom
A trip to the past

This museum is situated under St Jame's Hall. It has ten tapestries each one worked on by one of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christine B
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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The Guernsey Tapestry is a fantastic way to understand the complex history of the islands. Ten panels (all stitched by locals to celebrate the Millenium) beautifully explain the events of each century. An easy to use and understand audio guide adds...more
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St James, College Street, St Peter Port GY1 2NZ
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This masterpiece is enthralling and brings the history of Guernsey, during the past 1000 years, to life. An audio tape is included in the ticket price. This is a unique experience not to be missed.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is situated under St Jame's Hall. It has ten tapestries each one worked on by one of the ten parishes on the island. It has an audio guide which explains each individual tapestry. Each tapestry covers a period of time up th the...More

Thank Christine B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live on Guernsey and I have been here a few times and honestly, it was really boring. I am really interested in history, especially island history but I thought that this was an awful summary of the island's amazing history and displayed it very...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great way to learn about the history of the island. So much work has been put into this project, I hope they will do another tapestry for the 21st century. The audio guide was good with just the right amount of information. I felt...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

Very enjoyable. Audio guide included in admission price. Very helpful staff, and good coffee shop upstairs.

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

I live here and am really interested in the history of the island, but honestly, it was really boring. I went here quite a while ago and also quite recently, and both of the times the experience was awful. There is not a lot to...More

1  Thank Eve L
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Should have gone here first as it would have answered questions about the island before we visited the rest of it. The tapestry is fantastic (and I’m a bloke!). We spent about 40 mins listening to the audio guide and looking at the 12 tapestry...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2018

We visited Guernsey early in the New Year when just about everything (including all the museums and Castle Cornet) was shut. We were lucky to find this attraction open (Thursdays only in winter) and it was well worth while. The tapestries are beautiful and interesting....More

Thank anne239
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

This hand crafted set of panels is rich in the history of Guernsey and worth taking the time to listen to the informative audio . Try to chose a time with few other visitors as sitting while listening and viewing would be better than peering...More

Thank sherbert B
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Reviewed September 29, 2017

Before the Millennium a group of ladies agreed on a project to mark 1000 years of Guernsey history with 10 embroidered panels, one completed by each of the main parishes covering a different century. The designs and styles of stitching were co-ordinated and the effect...More

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Response from bluedormouse2015 | Reviewed this property |
I'd agree - probably about an hour.
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