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Priaulx Library

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Great place to trace family or local history

The Priaulx library is an attractive 18th century building that was formerly called Candie House... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Brentwood, Essex
Full of helpfulness and information

Got a question about Guernsey or the people? You will probably find the answer here! They can give... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

The Priaulx library is an attractive 18th century building that was formerly called Candie House, not too surprisingly it is to be found in Candie Gardens near the museum. The building was given to the people of Guensey by its former owner Osmond Priaulx and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank flutefairy
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Got a question about Guernsey or the people? You will probably find the answer here! They can give you help to find the answers you are seeking, or can do it for you (for a price, of course). It's well worth contacting them even before...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank KatherineB2011
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I was advised by the Information office to try the Priaulx library as I wanted to trace my family who came from Guernsey. They helped enormously and led me on my way to tracing my Guernsey family back many generations. I could not have done...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Suzie J
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We visited Guernsey for the day. We were on a mission to visit the school my father attended pre WW2 and wanted to discover if there was any reference to what.my father might have done . Not only did we see the school the Librarians...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We found the outdoor photos and history interesting and as s sunny day a good way to pause and read whilst mooching around the Town.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank DMVEAL
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I go up here to get some quite and work on my novel. Just what you need if you want to write in peace.

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Richard L
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The staff were very very helpful I went in while on holiday to try and do some research on my family tree, they told the best way to start with the information that I had they also showed me how to use the file films...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank sarah141981
Reviewed 23 February 2015

This library, the Channel Islands' premier historical and genealogical research library, is housed in a former manor house belonging to the man who donated the library to the public. It is absolutely packed full of amazing old and rare books and interesting exhibits and is...More

Date of experience: February 2015
3  Thank Max-H588
Reviewed 11 October 2014

This place is fantastic! A really quaint oldy worldy library full of books going back years and listings. The people who run it are so helpful when we tried to find out records for the family. We were charged a nominal sum for a print...More

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank Stripedwarrior
Reviewed 7 August 2014

This is a little gem. A wonderful old library with many original books dating back to 18th century. They also gave a wonderful collection of original papers dating back 200 years. There are not many libraries where you can touch rare books!

Date of experience: August 2014
3  Thank PLA865
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