Set Sail Trust
The Guernsey Maritime Museum at Castle Cornet presents our substantial maritime heritage through a range of reconstructed tableaux, models and traditional cased displays.

The collections are rich in items relating to the island’s long and illustrious maritime history and the range of items exhibited ensures that everyone will find something of interest.

Whether it be artefacts salvaged from one of the earliest known European trading vessels or the exquisite red satin cloak worn by Admiral Lord De Saumarez to a royal wedding, the variety is such that fascination is all but guaranteed.
The museum, which also includes a maritime art gallery, is located in the larger of the castle’s two Georgian barrack blocks.

One object in the maritime archaeology area of the museum – a bronze bearing from the bilge pump of a gallo-roman trading vessel which sank in St Peter Port, Guernsey – is among items included in the British Museum / BBC A History of the World Project.


Follow the links below to begin learning about Guernsey’s extensive Maritime history.

Guernsey Origins


Guernsey Settlers


Guernsey in the 1200’s


Guernsey in the 1300’s


Follow the links below to read about the exploits of famous Guernsey sailors

A narrow escape


All hands on deck


Fire in the Galley


Pirates & Privateers


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Contact Details

Set Sail Trust
First Floor Suite, Bordage House
Le Bordage, St Peter Port
Guernsey GY1 1BU


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