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Hauteville House, Guernsey

38 Hauteville, St Peter Port
Channel Islands
Phone : +44 (0) 1481 721 911
Email :

Seasonal closure of Hauteville House. Reopening in April 2017.
Please contact us at the address below for any request :

Reservations are open for the season 2017
For advance booking, please contact us :
0044 (0)1481 721 911

Reservations available for the period from 10th April 2017 to 26th September 2017.
In order to organize the visits for the next season in the best way, please advise the dates and times of arrival and departure in Guernsey.
Guided tours only, 10 people maximum per group.

An important restoration campaign will begin at the end of the 2017 season. Therefore Hauteville House will be closed to the public in 2018, during the works. Reopening is scheduled for spring 2019.


Booking is required for groups.
Groups of adults are limited to 20 people per day (2 tours)
School groups are limited to 60 people per day (6 tours, spread between 10am and 4pm).

 Please note that Hauteville House is fully booked for group reservations on the following dates :
April 13, 21, 25, 27 and 28
May 2, 5, 18, 19, 22, 23 and 30
June 1, 6, 15, 16 and 29



Visit of the house and the garden
Important! Guided tours only for the visit of the house.
Duration: one hour. Tours start every 20 minutes
(or 30 minutes between 12 and 2 p.m. in April and September) with a maximum of 10 people per group.
Languages of the tours available: French, English and German
(upon request and availability).
Access to the garden is free of charge (contact us for the opening times).
Lecture in the garden lasts one hour, with a maximum of 15 people per group.
This lecture focuses on Victor Hugo in exile, his house and the decoration he made, his
work and his political fights, moving in the garden around the fountain, the bench of
Contemplations and the Oak of the “United States of Europe”. The lecture is illustrated by
photographs, the oldest coming from the photographic library of the Victor Hugo’s house
in Paris (
Contact us for times and availabilities.
The visit of the garden is free of charge (contact us for the opening times).


Given our limited capacity, booking in advance is highly recommended.

Reservation is required for groups
For practical reasons, groups shall not exceed 20 people a day (2 tours of 10 people)
For school groups, the museum can accept 30 people a day (3 tours of 10 people).
During each visit and in the garden, the children must be under the responsibility of an adult.

Price list

Admission charges

Full price: £ 8
Adults from 27 years old
Reduced price: £ 6
18 to 26 years old, teachers, members of history of art societies
Free entrance
up to 17 years old, unemployed, disabled visitors and their guest or helper, personnel of the City of Paris, ICOM and ICOMOS card.
School groups: £ 1 per person (teacher and student)



Open on French and Guernsey bank holidays
- Easter Sunday : Sunday April 5th - Good Friday : Friday April 3rd
- Easter Monday: Monday April 6st - Easter Sunday : Sunday April 5th
- Labour Day: Friday May 1st - Easter Monday : Monday April 6st
- Victory Day: Friday May 8th - Early May Bank Holiday : Monday May 4th
- Ascension Day: Thursday May 14th - Liberation day : Saturday May 9th
- Pentecost Sunday : Sunday May 24th - Spring Bank Holiday : Monday May 25th
- Pentecost Monday : Monday May 25th - Summer Bank Holiday : Monday August 31st
- The Feast of Assumption: Saturday August 15th
In the event of subsequent modifications, new opening times will be available on the

Once registered to a visit, present yourself to Hauteville House at least 15mn before its departure. The latecomers will not be able to join the tour once started.
If you have booked via internet, submit your booking form before your visit.
Cloakroom For safety reasons the access to the house is allowed only if the visitors leave:  hiking poles (walking sticks and crutches are allowed), umbrellas,  any sharp or blunt objects,  bags (handbags, backpacks, shopping bags),  bike helmets,  tripods and photographic accessories,  strollers and baby carriers, There is no luggage lockers, Heavy and bulky objects are prohibited in the house. We recommend not to bring luggage or travel bags.
Keep your valuables with you (money, identity papers). Hauteville House shall not be responsible for any loss or damages.
The absence of parking lot, the situation of the house on a hill and the layout of
the premises imply difficult or limited access for people with disabilities. Hauteville
House is a three storeys building with a 58 steps central staircase.
The decoration created by Victor Hugo is original and the passages in the house
are often narrow.
Any special requests contact the booking service.


Payment in pounds sterling (English, Guernsey and Jersey) or by credit card (American Express not accepted), on site the day of the visit.