The Guernsey Museum was constructed in 1978 in order to consolidate three existing island museums. It is a purpose-built structure located in the restored Victorian Candie Gardens.
The museum's purpose is to tell the story of Guernsey. Thus, it is not exclusively an art museum but includes sections devoted to other topics such as the island's earl inhabitants.
A collection of paintings donated to the state in 1929 by retired diplomat Wilfed Carey formed the nucleus of the permanent art collection. It has since grown to include more than 500 paintings. Most of the works are by artists with a connection to the Channel Islands. Not all of the works are on display at all times.
In addition to displaying works from the permanent collection, the musuem presents temporary exhibits sponsored by the Guernsey Art Commission in the Greenhouse Gallery.
For more information, see the Guernsey Museum website.
For more information on Guernsey, see our Guernsey profile page.
Places to see art - - Guernsey, Channel Islands - - Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery