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“Charming little shop”

National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour
Ranked #2 of 6 Shopping in St Peter Port
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Owner description: 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 but a set of wooden reed shutters dating back to 1760 and a small Victorian Parlour. The shop stocks many items handcrafted in Guernsey plus Heritage seeds, local souvenirs, tea towels, cards, books, TreasureSand pendants, items from the Robert Opie Memorabilia range and toys. Old local coinage, first day covers, used stamps, old books and postcards, linen, bric-a-brac, second hand books and wooden buttons fill the Collectors Corner. We are sole stockists of knitting patterns designed locally for Guernsey Cobo Alice and Cobo Fred dolls and Puffin. Something for everyone! We are open from Easter until the end of September and nine days prior to Christmas.
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 on sale when the shop closed about 50 years ago plus a room displaying Victorian furnishings and artefacts of the family that used to own the shop. It still functions as a shop but is no longer a grocers but sells sweets and gifts (in the basement). The staff who run the shop are friendly and informative.

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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.

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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 buy and just a short walk from the Centre.

Thank Freddie K
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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 variety of goods for sale does have to be seen to be believed!!

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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.

Thank YvonneOM
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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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Reviewed May 20, 2018

A lovely little shop with rooms to go into which were how they were in Victorian times. Basement full of old and new things to buy. Lady in the shop very friendly and chatty.

Thank Lisa A
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Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2018

Thank you for writing a review of the Victorian Shop and Parlour. The shop is well stocked with a diverse range of stock plus unique hand crafted items etc. We do enjoy meeting and greeting visitors to the shop.

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

Interesting little shop/museum with original fittings. Gifts for sale. Free, but voluntary donation. Informative staff

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Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

So pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit to the Victorian Shop. The staff enjoy sharing a brief history of the shop with customers when time allows.
A donation towards the upkeep of this unique little piece of Guernsey is always appreciated. Thank you.

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