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Alderney Museum

High Street, between Connaught Square and Victoria Street, GY9 3TG
+44 1481 823222
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Fantastic historic experience

What a lovely place, a true credit to the curators, locals and Alderney the recently re-pointed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Aaron B
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Worth a visit

Lots of interesting artefacts and local history information which kept us busy for a good hour... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
High Street, between Connaught Square and Victoria Street, GY9 3TG
+44 1481 823222
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a lovely place, a true credit to the curators, locals and Alderney the recently re-pointed clock tower outside looks lovely setting the moment

Thank Aaron B
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Lots of interesting artefacts and local history information which kept us busy for a good hour. Well worth a visit.

Thank GuernseyJennifer
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The two ladies on reception were an absolute delight to talk to, giving us lots of information and stories about the island. The museum itself is small but has some interesting artefacts and information. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank jomatthews123
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We were recommended to go to the museum and it was really interesting and informative. We really got an insight into how the Alderney residents coped with the evacuated during the war and also their homecoming.

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is a good place to spend a couple of hours, especially if it's raining. Don't miss the modern conclusion to the Bayeaux Tapestry on the first floor.

Thank wolf1234
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Very informative and supported by volunteer staff who provide an excellent insight into the island's history. As in most things, although small, it is perfect for the visitor and any with children.

Thank eeaglesm
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Well worth an hour to visit but do check times in advance. Particularly liked the section on the evacuation and German occupation during the war. Friendly staff who are quite willing to have a chat with you.

Thank Wooler
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Full of interesting facts and displays on the history of the island. Particularly liked the stories of those who were evacuated at the start of WW2, which I was unaware of. Very informative and well worth a visit if you're on The island.

Thank ManjoBRS
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Good overview of the history of the island. Plenty to look at and read. The volunteers were friendly and helpful. Interesting exhibits.

Thank Jo R
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

On a wet day we decided to visit the Museum. Our advice is do not wait for a wet day. It is fascinating, outlining the history of the island, both good and bad. Alderney has had a very unique, chequered past which few of us...More

Thank Optimist7
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