Fort Grey Maritime Museum

Fort Grey Maritime Museum, St. Pierre du Bois: Hours, Address, Fort Grey Maritime Museum Reviews: 4/5

Fort Grey Maritime Museum
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Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • History Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

4.0
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Sam3314
Derby, UK1,620 contributions
Unusual fort - fascinating details
Oct 2019
This coastal fort now contains the Guernsey shipwreck museum. It's a small museum but full of detail and is very interesting. Buy your tickets at Guernsey pearl and then cross the road and climb the ramp. The doorway is very low. There's a bus stop at the Fort and carparking at Guernsey Pearl.
Written October 19, 2019
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Thank you for the review. The fort itself is also one of only three original Martello Towers on the island and beautifully preserved. Locally known as the cup and saucer, it s a lovely piece of Guernsey History.
Written October 21, 2019
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cath b
Sheringham, UK501 contributions
Cup and Saucer
Sep 2019
Small interesting museum, there are lots of steps however. There are several interesting artefacts and stories Tickets can be purchased across the coast road at Guernsey Pearl
Written September 19, 2019
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Les G
Horsham, UK65 contributions
Compact but informative
Aug 2019
We purchased our entry tickets over the road at Guernsey Pearl.
So may tales of shipwrecks and lives lost at sea before the Hanois lighthouse
was constructed. Ships with poor navigation floundered hopelessly on sharp rocks,
abundant around the Guernsey coast.
Relics from some of the ships at the bottom of the sea.
Not masses to see, but good quality interesting information over 2 levels.
Written September 9, 2019
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Gwlader
London, UK134 contributions
Small historic building with very interesting story to tell
Aug 2019
Must be the smallest museum I've visited. All of it within a Martello Tower built on a small outcrop at the end of short causeway. There is no wheelchair access, several stone steps to get into the courtyard and more steep steps into the tower itself. Mind your head, doorway is very low - and there are 2 of them as the tower wall is very thick. great views of the bay as you walk around the outside. Contents are very interesting and some of the photos show the dangers for ships/sailors.
Before entering the tower there is a small building on the left which houses information, local history, fauna and flora.
buy entry ticket at the Guernsey Pearl across the road. Or from tourist centre in town, buy a Discovery Pass for £18 for entry to 4 museums, saving of about £6 for adults.
Bus routes from town straight to the tower, 91.92.93 and 61 - believe there are a couple more.
Toilets, parking, shop, tea room at the Guernsey Pearl across the road.
At low tide you can walk around the tower and check out the rock pools. Sensible shoes etc and as with any beach, keep an eye on the tide.
had a lovely couple of hours there.
Finally, there are the remains of a Roman boat that was discovered, entry is free to see the bits and pieces as they await restoration, you can make a donation if you wish.
Written September 5, 2019
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linda
United Kingdom15 contributions
Fort Grey
Aug 2019 • Couples
What a lovely place to visit making you feel a part of the history of the Island. The artefacts and stories attached were beautifully laid out.
Written August 21, 2019
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Victoria N
Gateshead, UK3,008 contributions
Interesting
Jul 2019
You buy tickets to visit across the road at Guernsey Pearl which has it's own car park. You then simply walk back across the road to the museum which even has a bus stop outside. There are some lovely views of the coastline and Les Rocquettes Bay is lovely, small and quaint and with fishermen at work. The museum is small however really informative, all about local shipwrecks in the area. There is an upstairs and a downstairs.
Written August 9, 2019
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judithmccann
Greater Manchester, UK11 contributions
Fort Grey
Jul 2019 • Couples
Surprisingly interesting and informative museum. We had passed this museum a couple of times and it looks like an unassuming building. How wrong we were. It is full of facts and artifacts from years of disasters and rescues off the coast of the Channel Islands. A lot of reading to get the most from your visit. so maybe not for younger children, although there are plenty of things to look at. Really enjoyable visit and nice guy in the office who filled us in on more history of the building and it's uses over the years. Great views over the coastline. On the local bus route so easy access.
Written July 27, 2019
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carolinet802
Bath, UK54 contributions
A good experience
Jul 2019 • Couples
A very well organised and informative exhibition. It’s not a huge place but there are some very interesting stories to read and hear about as well as plenty of artefacts to look at. The chap who greeted us was very nice and told us about how the Museum had come come into existence. Would definitely recommend for a visit.
Written July 19, 2019
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elib_travels
Israel890 contributions
Dont hesitate to walk around at low tide
Jun 2019 • Couples
walk around at low tide and don't forget to visit the pearl store in the cafe about the fort. Very good deal for high quality pearls
Written July 17, 2019
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Rosie B
85 contributions
Small but perfectly formed.
Jun 2019 • Couples
A short visit is all you need but it is so interesting to learn about the shipwrecks that have been on the coast, there have been a lot and if you find yourself having enough of WWII this is a nice change. Views as always amazing. Great guy on the ticket desk who also told us lots of other places to visit. There is a cafe across the road but cannot comment as did not use.
Written June 21, 2019
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