Folk and Costume Museum opens


National Trust of Guernsey Folk and Costume Museum and Museum Shop open on Tuesday 2nd April. ‘Elegant Georgians’ an outstanding first floor costume exhibition focuses on one day in Guernsey’s social history: 16 April 1759, the wedding of Marie de Carteret and Jean Guille which took place at St. George, the country estate of the wealthy Guille family. Supported by artwork, we are proud to present an exhibition of the most historic and, some might say, the most beautiful items in our extensive costume collection, some of which date to the early 1700s. The fine art of Georgian tailoring using sumptuous silks and delicate embroidery is displayed in a complementary exhibition of mens’ vests and waistcoats. 

New for 2024 the ‘League of Gentlemen’ costume exhibition opens on the ground floor and examines the notable achievements and fascinating detail of island men, many of whom have an association with Elizabeth College. Covering extraordinary lives and acts of courage, this is a must-see for military enthusiasts and admirers of local heroes, not to mention an association with the Bowes-Lyon arm of the Royal Family. 

Free admission Open seven days a week 10am – 5pm
How to find us: Perry's guide: 15G2
Bus routes: 41 and 42
Location: Saumarez Park, Castel, GY5 7UJ