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Alderney Museum

High Street, between Connaught Square and Victoria Street, GY9 3TG
+44 1481 823222
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And suddenly it was closing time

I tend to take museums in small doses. So I thought I’d just drop by for a quick look at the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mike g
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
Very interesting

This has been updated recently and was laid out much better - still very interesting and always... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda G
,
Southampton, United Kingdom
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The museum collection on display reveals an island community changing over the years to both external and internal pressures. Alderney has a fascinating history starting with extensive Stone, Bronze and Iron Age activity, with evidence of historically important Roman activity at Longy. The Victorian era brought huge change to Alderney and the landscape is still dominated by Queen Victoria's interest in the island as a defence harbour from the French. Most recently the Second World War had an extreme effect on Alderney when all but a few of the island's inhabitants were evacuated and the island occupied by German forces for the duration of the war.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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High Street, between Connaught Square and Victoria Street, GY9 3TG
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+44 1481 823222
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I tend to take museums in small doses. So I thought I’d just drop by for a quick look at the Alderney Museum's displays…and suddenly two hours had passed and they were closing for lunch. The displays really draw you in – what life was...More

Thank mike g
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been updated recently and was laid out much better - still very interesting and always visit. This visit was a pleasure, thanks

Thank Linda G
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

excellent medium sized museum covering a good range of subjects from geology to the experience of the occupation. allow up to an hour or more to do it justice

Thank david trevor j
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

It's a great little Museum with a lot of island history. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Marie S
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

As you might imagine Alderney is only small and so is the museum BUT they have packed in lots of history. You can buy videos and books etc. of Alderney. When we went Jeremy was behind the counter and he is very passionate about Alderneys...More

Thank Terry_de_la_Mare
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

What a fantastic museum - the first port of call during a trip to Alderney! Helpful volunteer staff, a lovely curator and fascinating exhibitions - particularly WW2 occupation, evacuation and homecoming, the Nazi camps, the Elizabethan Wreck and SO much more.

Thank Alexandra F
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place, a true credit to the curators, locals and Alderney the recently re-pointed clock tower outside looks lovely setting the moment

Thank Aaron B
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Lots of interesting artefacts and local history information which kept us busy for a good hour. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The two ladies on reception were an absolute delight to talk to, giving us lots of information and stories about the island. The museum itself is small but has some interesting artefacts and information. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank jomatthews123
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We were recommended to go to the museum and it was really interesting and informative. We really got an insight into how the Alderney residents coped with the evacuated during the war and also their homecoming.

Thank Paula M
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