Boundless Curiosity ‐ Guille‐Allès Library's 140th
In 2022 we're celebrating the Library's 140th anniversary.
BOUNDLESS CURIOSITY brings to life the remarkable story of our origins. Thomas Guille and Frederick Allès were childhood friends who left the island as teenagers in the 1830s to seek their fortune in New York. Amazed by the libraries they found there, they shared a lifelong dream to one day return home and start one of their own.
Explore this incredible story and see some of the treasures in our collection that aren't normally on public display - including The Birds of America, one of the rarest and most beautiful books in the world.
Presented in partnership with BDO Guernsey.
For details on opening times and accessibility, see Guille‐Allès Library's website, linked below.
Situated within the Guernsey Market Place, St Peter Port
George Crossan Gallery
Guernsey's first multi-functional performance space
The Princess Royal Centre for the Performing Arts
Situated within The Guernsey Museum
Step into a world of artistic excellence from international artists to Guernsey's very best
Coach House Gallery
Travel back to a simpler time at the National Trust of Guernsey's Folk and Costume Museum.
Folk and Costume Museum
Guernsey's only community Leisure Centre
Beau Séjour Leisure Centre