Elegant Georgians exhibition is rare

Costume Collection

The Elegant Georgians exhibition at The Folk and Costume Museum has drawn much praise and admiration for its content and rare examples of exquisite Georgian craftsmanship. 

As if lit by candlelight, lustrous silks and embroidery contrast with delicate shadows emphasising design and form. The main exhibition focuses on one day in Guernsey's social history – 16th 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 paintings kindly loaned by Museums and Galleries, and a secondary exhibition of gentlemens' waistcoasts and vests of the period, 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. 

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Open 10am – 5pm seven days a week | Free entry | Access-friendly | Museum Shop | Nearby cafe and facilities

How to find us: Perry's guide: 15G2
Bus routes: 41 and 42
Location: Saumarez Park, Castel, GY5 7UJ