Folk and Costume Museum

Just two of many charming displays at The Costume Museum's Victorian Childhood Exhibition. Click to enlarge. The National Trust of Guernsey's Folk and Costume Museum at Saumarez Park, will close for the 2017 Season on Wednesday 1st November. Two outstanding exhibitions, curated by Caroline Drake, have been enjoyed by many hundreds of visitors throughout a busy 2017 season.

Enjoy a last gasp of Summer with a visit to the first-floor main exhibition space which harks back to the 1950’s and includes knitted swimsuits, gathered bathers and floral tea dresses. Vintage deckchairs, windbreaks and lots of sand add to the exhibition’s authenticity. The second exhibition case explores the glamour of 1930’s cruise wear, from firty play-suits to elegant chiffon cocktail dresses. A charming third display, focusing on Victorian childhood, is located on the ground floor of the Costume Museum. Victorian fashion, books and toys are all on display.

‘This exhibition showcases how the Victorian era set the framework for modern childhood as we know it. It was the Victorians who introduced us to children’s literature and specific children’s fashions. Prior to this, children really were miniature adults’ – explains Caroline Drake.

For those with an interest in Victoriana, the ground-floor exhibition is sure to delight. The Sun, Sea and Sand Exhibition on the first floor will delight visitors as they remember family time spent on their favourite Guernsey beaches. The Folk and Costume Museum is open from 10am – 5pm (last entry 4.15pm) until Wednesday 1st November, 2017. Entry fees: Adults £5.00 Concessions (OAPs and Tour Group rate): £4 Children / Students (6-18): £2 Children (under 6): FREE National Trust (Worldwide) and La Societe Guernesiaise Members: FREE For Group Rates please contact the museum directly on 01481 255384 or email [email protected] for a complete breakdown of prices plus additional offerings for your tour. How to find us: Saumarez Park, Castel, GY5 7UJ (Perry’s Guide Map 15G2) Accessible using the following bus routes: 41 and 42 Buses leave the Town Terminus every 15 minutes. Alight from the bus at Saumarez Park. Plan your route with Journey Planner For more information please contact us by telephone: 01481 255384 or e-mail: [email protected]

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