National Trust of Guernsey Folk & Costume Museum


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Opening Times

Monday10am - 5pm
Tuesday10am - 5pm
Wednesday10am - 5pm
Thursday10am - 5pm
Friday10am - 5pm
Saturday10am - 5pm
Sunday11am - 3pm

Open Monday 15th June - 30th October

Step back in time and enjoy the National Trust of Guernsey's fascinating historic collections unique to this island with a visit to The Folk and Costume Museum at Saumarez Park.

The Folk and Costume Museum is a flagship visitor attraction housed within a cluster of meticulously renovated traditional buildings set within the largest public park on the island, less than 15 minutes from the town centre of St Peter Port. The museum gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the history of Guernsey's people over the past 250 years. Displays tell the story of daily life for those at home, at school or working in one of the local industries.

Costume lovers will enjoy special exhibitions from our nationally acclaimed costume collection cared for by Volunteers under the guidance of Costume Curator Caro Drake. Selections from any of the 8,000 pieces held by the museum are on display throughout every season.

The History in Action group Performance, 2 pm
Performing “Water Well”, a 15 minute play telling the story of the Head Gardener and Housekeeper from the Saumarez Estate in 1883. Visitors also have the opportunity to see a photo album from a family who worked on the Estate in the early 1900’s.
Wed 15th & Sat 25th July 
Wed 12th & Sat 29th August
Wed 16th & Sat 26th Sep 
Guernsey Wool Spinners time, 10am - 12pm
The Guernsey Spinning group are settling into the Folk and Costume Museum once again! Come by to see how wool is made into yarn on a traditional spinning wheel.
Thursday 16th July
Thursday 20th August
Thursday 17th September
Thursday 15th October
Guernsey Classic Vehicle Club Display 
Sun 30th Aug, 3pm
free event, the museum shop will be open