The start date for this event has unfortunately been postponed until June.

The National Trust of Guernsey Folk and Costume Museum will host a range of events to celebrate Heritage75.

Details on each event can be found below - please follow the links for more information.

Wool and Textiles at the Folk & Costume Museum  

Friday 10 April: 10am – 4pm  

The National Trust of Guernsey Folk and Costume Museum will host a special Wool and Textiles heritage event. The heritage skills of hand-spinning, loom weaving, felting, braiding and many other textile crafts will be demonstrated on Friday 10th April at the Folk Museum, using several different spinning wheels, spindles and looms including an inkle loom. There will be a tactile display of different wool samples and visitors can try their hand at a variety of skills. The museum will tell the story of Guernsey’s iconic knitted item, the ‘guernsey’, lovingly fashioned for Guernsey fishermen by kinfolk. Various features of the guernsey will be explained. Written information on the history of spinning and knitting in Guernsey will be provided, free to take away and read at your leisure. To complement the story of the guernsey, visitors are invited to explore the museum’s Costume Exhibitions for 2020, which include a rare and handsome 100 year old guernsey. The Museum Shop stocks guernseys which can be purchased at a special price, on Friday 10 April.

Free entry to the Museum / £3 entry to The Courtyard, payable at the gate.

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Make, Do & Mend Workshop

Saturday 13 June: 10am – 4pm  

The National Trust of Guernsey Folk and Costume Museum will host a Make, Do and Mend Craft Workshop event. Together with their craft demonstrators, the museum will be opening up the Courtyard to school-aged children and families for a workshop in basic sewing skills, darning, mending and learning how to make something new out of an old garment. Upcyling a man’s shirt or ladies blouse, participants will make a start on their garment, take it away and between the event and Le Viaër Marchi on Monday 6 July, embellish it with home-made add ons to make it their own upcycled ‘Make do and Mend’ garment. At Le Viaër Marchi, a ‘Make do and Mend’ competition will be held for all of the garments, with the winner being photographed with The Peggy Carey Memorial Trophy best-dressed group. Open predominantly to schools. There will be a special story attached to this traditional presentation, which unites traditional Guernsey outfits with an environmental focus on today’s disposable society. ‘Making what we have, go further.’

Free entry to the Museum / £3 entry to The Courtyard, payable at the gate.

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History in Action at National Trust of Guernsey Folk and Costume Museum

Sunday 14 June: 10am – 4pm

The National Trust of Guernsey will welcome the Guernsey History in Action Company for an entertaining presentation by characters depicting life at the Saumarez Estate in 1883. What will the domestic and garden staff will be talking about and how does Japan feature in this small corner of Guernsey?  Performances at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Free entry to the Museum / £3 entry to The Courtyard, payable at the gate.

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