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THE BAILIWICK OF GUERNSEY MILLENNIUM TAPESTRY

1000 years of local history in ten embroidered panels.

The Guernsey Tapestry Gallery houses The Bailiwick of Guernsey Millennium Tapestry, a project that involved the whole community. It illustrates 1000 years of local history in ten panels of embroidered canvas work, each panel covering one century. The original aim of the project was to provide a lasting reminder of the Millennium celebrations, involve the whole community and encourage people to look more deeply in to the Island’s history. The panels were stitched by the residents of the Bailiwick with each one bearing the crest of the parish that stitched it. The story in each panel is brought to life by an audio guide which is available in English, French and German. The Gallery provides a permanent home for the Tapestry where it is preserved and displayed for the enjoyment of all.

In the gift shop you will find unique gifts, souvenirs, inspirational embroidery books and yarns.

Access

The Gallery is situated on the lower floor of the Dorey Centre and may be accessed from St James Street by external steps or via the entrance to the Dorey Centre in St James Street by stairs or lift. For parking availability please call the Gallery in advance.

Liberation Day

The gallery will be closed for Liberation Day


Guernsey Tapestry

guernsey with a small g

Over this winter we have been researching and writing a small book on the history of the knitting industry and our famous jumpers, and ‘guernsey with a small g’ will be launched at the Gallery on Good Friday. I promise it isn’t a heavy thesis, but something you should be able to read on Travel Trident to Herm and back! This book has led on to a rather exciting project. Together with Visit Guernsey and Condor we have organised a ‘Wear a Guernsey day’ on Friday 26th April in aid of our Lifeboat, please fins all the information in the link below. We do hope you will come down and wear your Guernsey with pride, locals, visitors and dogs (believe me I know of at least one who will be there!).

guernsey with a small g book launch

wear a guernsey day

 

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