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The Guernsey Tapestry

St James, College Street, St Peter Port GY1 2NZ
+44 1481 727106
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We visited Guernsey early in the New Year when just about everything (including all the museums and... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
anne239
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Perth, Australia
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This hand crafted set of panels is rich in the history of Guernsey and worth taking the time to... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
sherbert B
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We visited Guernsey early in the New Year when just about everything (including all the museums and Castle Cornet) was shut. We were lucky to find this attraction open (Thursdays only in winter) and it was well worth while. The tapestries are beautiful and interesting....More

Thank anne239
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This hand crafted set of panels is rich in the history of Guernsey and worth taking the time to listen to the informative audio . Try to chose a time with few other visitors as sitting while listening and viewing would be better than peering...More

Thank sherbert B
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Before the Millennium a group of ladies agreed on a project to mark 1000 years of Guernsey history with 10 embroidered panels, one completed by each of the main parishes covering a different century. The designs and styles of stitching were co-ordinated and the effect...More

Thank HMAAmersham_England
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Each of the ten parishes on Guernsey cooperated to make ten tapestries covering each century from 1000 AD to 2000 AD. They are beautifully made and very informative. A great team effort of which the ladies (and some men) should be rightly proud.

Thank ruralrider2015
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

10 different tapestrys done by locals from different regions of the Island. You are given a handheld player and go around at your own pace. Upstairs there is a large cafe with good views and a balcony. A good way to spend 1-2 hours.

Thank Charlie P
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This little gallery houses the wonderful Millenium tapestry, with a panel depicting each parish and each century of (fairly recent) history. Beautifully stitched, and with a portable individual commentary, no visit is complete without seeing this excellent attraction. You can also buy a few crafty...More

Thank Lawnturtle
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

This was probably one of the most interesting exhibitions I went to during my week on Guernsey. The tapestry was designed to commemorate 1000 years of island history at the turn of the millennium. Each of the 10 parishes were charged with designing their own...More

1  Thank GeysirGal
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

This is a fascinating and well presented exhibition with the audio to accompany the tapestry to give an overview of both the island the inhabitants who helped make these artworks come alive. I am sure I am not the first or the last to say...More

Thank dmdesignandprint
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

The tapestries displayed are stunning to look at and the accompanying audio guide gives you some wonderful history about the island. You do learn a lot in a short space of time and whilst I enjoyed it I did think it was just a little...More

Thank Siobhan M
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

There are 10 tapestries each one presenting 100 years of the islands history. They are all very well made and very well displayed. The audio guide is just about right, not too long, not too overloaded detail but not too short. The only thing to...More

Thank Amritadasa L
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bypass
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Response from bluedormouse2015 | Reviewed this property |
I'd agree - probably about an hour.
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