Alderney Society Museum

Alderney, United Kingdom

Alderney Society Museum, the principal museum in Alderney, is located in the Old School House. Exhibits there fully reflect the history of the town and include a collection of rare maps, a list of British Regiments stationed in Alderney starting with 1732, old records, the 1940 Census of Alderney, finds of the Elizabethan shipwreck, and many rare artefacts. The museum is administered by the Alderney Society, which established it in 1966 with the purpose of creating 'an organisation dedicated to the historical, environmental and scientific promotion of the Island of Alderney'.



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Founded: 1966
Category: Museums in United Kingdom


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Graeme Wilkinson (2 years ago)
Great few hours spent reading and looking at the interesting history of the island.
Teresa Mitchell (2 years ago)
Not to be missed. Some amazing exhibits especially the amazing Elizabethan ship wreck display.
Margaret Litchfield (2 years ago)
Only small but then so is the island. Extremely helpful, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Not to be missed if you are visiting the island as it is a good starting point.
drusilla parkes (2 years ago)
Fabulous place to visit at start of holiday to enable comprehension of places visited.
may haines (2 years ago)
I think the staff were volunteers but they were so nice. Loved the exhibits.
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