The next few days are people’s last chance to see the current temporary displays at Guernsey Museum, which will all finish on 31 December.
Voice-Vouaïe is the largest exhibition at the moment and features 105 portrait photographs of people who grew up with Guernesiais. The exhibition occupies two galleries and also includes sound recordings and video. It is the result of a project spanning two years and a partnership between the Museum, photographer Aaron Yeandle and language consultant Yan Marquis.
From Occupation to Liberation is the current foyer display and features information panels, objects and photographs about the German Occupation. The objects and images all feature in an introductory book to the Occupation of the Bailiwick written by Jason Monaghan and produced this year. The book is also available to buy in the Museum shop. The display includes treasured toys owned by a child evacuee, a home-made crystal radio set, a patriotic ‘V for Victory’ badge, wooden bookends carved by a German soldier and a Canadian Red Cross parcel.
In the Discovery Room, the Code Room Timewarp will also end on 31 December. The role-play area is inspired by Bletchley Park, the centre of Allied code-breaking during the Second World War. Visitors can pick up a secret message at reception and then use the specially-created Candie Enigma Machine to solve it. There are other codes also on display, including the ancient Scytale, Caesar’s Code, mirror writing and Hieroglyphics. An impressive and eclectic display of telephones can also be found in the Discovery Room, ranging from some of the oldest in the collection to the early mobiles of the 1980s.
There is also still time to catch the final Candie Christmas day on Sunday 20 December 10.00-16.00. There will be a Santa’s grotto, costumed characters, storytelling, seasonal crafts and family films in our theatre.
The Museum opening times over Christmas are:
- Thursday 24 December – closed
- Friday 25 December – closed
- Saturday 26 December – closed
- Sunday 27 December – closed
- Monday 28 December 10.00-16.00
- Tuesday 29 December 10.00-16.00
- Wednesday 30 December 10.00-16.00
- Thursday 31 December 10.00-14.00
The Museum is closed from 1st January and reopens on Friday 29th January with the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition from the Natural History Museum in London.
Looking ahead to the summer of 2021, Candie will host a Viking-themed exhibition from the renowned JORVIK group in York. The exhibition will feature an interactive area with Viking tent, original objects and also have a Guernsey angle too. The Timewarp for 2021 will be a Viking long ship.