Former Guernsey telephone museum up for sale

  • 3 September 2014
  • From the section Guernsey
Guernsey Telephone Museum at Hermes House
Image caption All the telephone and communication related artefacts have been removed and put into storage

Guernsey's former telephone museum is being put up for sale for £550,000.

The States-owned site in the Castel was built as a telephone switch-room and manager's residence in June 1906 and became a communications museum in 1976.

In 2011 the States closed the loss-making museum with the exhibits removed and put into storage.

The site is being sold as part of a wider move to reduce the island government's property portfolio in a bid to save money.

Planning permission to convert the building into a pair of two-bedroom homes has already been granted.

Image caption The museum's's exhibits may be displayed again in the future at other sites in the island

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