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National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour

26 Cornet Street, St Peter Port GY1 1LF
+44 1481 728451
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Lovely shop with the nicest of ladies working therr

Fab little shop, with a lovely old lady who was so happy to chat about the house, life as a child... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
YvonneOM
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Dublin, Ireland
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Walking back in time

A lovely little shop with rooms to go into which were how they were in Victorian times. Basement... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Lisa A
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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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 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.
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26 Cornet Street, St Peter Port GY1 1LF
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 20 May 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.

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Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 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 28 April 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 30 April 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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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Traditional sweet shop lots of original artefacts coupled with old fashioned sweets for sale and local handicrafts. The shop is unaltered since Victorian times free to enter and the friendly assistant a mine of local information.More

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Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

What a pleasure to read such a review at the end of a busy Summer season in the Victorian shop. You have so accurately described the shop to "would be" visitors walking up to the shop from the Town Church. The Christmas shop reopens three...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

We only came across this on the way to Victor Hugo's house. It's a little gem of a place. The lady inside was very keen and explained the interesting history of the building. You could buy sweets and other goods within its limited space.

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Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review of our attractive little shop. It really completes a visit to Victor Hugo's house as he probably shopped in this little gem of a place.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Shop and museum in one. Really charming and a refreshing look at times gone by. Great place to buy gifts and souvenirs as the selection of things to buy is wonderful and very reasonable prices. Interesting history to the shop and the staff were very...More

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Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you so much for giving the shop your feedback. It is often quite difficult for customers to realise what is behind the frontage of the shop when just peeping through the front door. Your summing up of this unique little shop really gives future...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

a very friendly welcome from the lady who opened up and told us the history of the shop. free entry. small but a snapshot into a time gone by. literally the shop was closed and left in its current state with products on the shelf

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Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent visit to the Victorian Shop. We do try to give visitors a brief history of the shop and the surrounding area when time allows.

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

We discover this shop during our walking to the hauteville house. You can find here an old atmosphere , between a museum and a shop. Don't hesitate to buy the sweeties at one pound ...

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Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. The Victorian Shop and Parlour is a unique mix of times past and a little shop selling a wide variety of goods for sale.

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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

If you come to St Peter port you must visit this museum and shop. Our trip initially was to see the Victor Hugo house but on the way down the hill we found this place. It is a museum of a sweet shop and a...More

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Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

What a glowing review with your brilliant set of photographs! Thank you. I do enjoy sharing my knowledge of the property and the area when I get the opportunity. The extensive range of goods we sell is unique and very varied and includes locally made...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful step back in time. This little shop is a small museum and shop in one. If you're looking for gifts made locally along with a selection of good quality wares and traditional confectionery this is well worth the visit. The staff were very knowledgeable...More

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Elizabeth L, Manager at National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Many thanks for your review which sums up the shop totally. I am pleased that you mention the seasonal opening (from Easter until the end of September).

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12 March 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth L | 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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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
11 July 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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