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The Guernsey Tapestry

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Address: St James, College Street, St Peter Port GY1 2NZ
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The Guernsey Tapestry is a fantastic way to understand the complex history...

The Guernsey Tapestry is a fantastic way to understand the complex history of the islands. Ten panels (all stitched by locals to celebrate the Millenium) beautifully explain the events of each century. An easy to use and understand audio guide adds to the experience (available in English, French and German). A quote from the visitors book 'This was a wonderful way of telling history - I've never seen anything quite like it - don't miss it!'

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There are 10 tapestries skilfully embroidered by the parishes of Guernsey on the history of the island on display with a commentary. Worth seeing for the workmanship involved... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 10 tapestries skilfully embroidered by the parishes of Guernsey on the history of the island on display with a commentary. Worth seeing for the workmanship involved. Please check opening times/months as Guernsey is seasonal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent visit and super they way it is presented. The use of individual handheld devices to take you through each of the 10 tapestries was brill. Finished with a lovely cup of coffee and tea upstairs.

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Thank Chris W
Guernsey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

A relaxing place to visit. Each Parish has made a Tapestry. Each has an explanation about it. Very intricate work!

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Thank StuartGuernsey
Bude, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This was an experience that completely exceeded my expectation. The museum is in St Peter Port. The people from each part (we might call them parishes) of Guernsey have produced a tapestry conveying points of historical and cultural interest in their area. These are displayed together to tell the story of Guernsey. The Audio accompaniment helps one to comprehend the... More 

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

An interesting take on 1000 years of local history in tapestries woven by the local "parishes" of Guernsey. Perhaps it was the bringing together of individuals of all ages which was impressive, as well as the workmanship. The low lighting was a bit of a strain after a time, but was obviously necessary to protect the tapestires

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Thank algernon204
Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I enjoyed this partly because I do needlepoint, but it was also interesting as the audio explained the history of Guernsey. For this reason ,my husband also enjoyed our visit. The lady behind the counter was very helpful and knowledgeable.

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Southminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The ten tapestries, each celebrating a century or so of Guernsey history were very well displayed (subdued lighting to preserve colours, recorded sound guide). Clearly, some professionals were involved, but we were very impressed by the overall quality, especially as a wide variety of people added at least "a" stitch. Definitely worthy of its aim and worth the walk up... More 

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caroline d, Manager at The Guernsey Tapestry, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Tapestry Gallery, and I can assure you that the only professionals involved with the project were the Textile Conservator who over saw the mounting and display of the panels (and still in involved today) and a local Art Teacher who did the original pen and ink illustrations. All the embroidery... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Impressive tapestry made by the people of Guernsey regarding the history of the last millennium. My only gripe was the audio guides starting a story and ending with for more details see the tapestry book - which you could buy from the shop.

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Thank Nia W
caroline d, Manager at The Guernsey Tapestry, responded to this review

I am very glad you enjoyed your visit. And I am pretty sure the only time the audio says that is when the story gets rather gory, and may not be suitable for all our visitors, but I will check. Thank you for your feed back. Caro More 

Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is a very well designed exhibition, with just enough information on the history and detail of this amazing work by talented embroidery stitchers

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This was my second visit, Such amazing workmanship and the audio commentary was extremely informative.

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