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Jersey Heritage

We are Jersey Heritage, our charity is dedicated to protecting Jersey’s unique culture and heritage.

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We are Jersey Heritage and we’re here to share our island’s fascinating stories and places. We’re here to care for our unique history. We’re here to help you find your place in the story. And we’re here to make sure that these stories keep getting told.

We hold collections of artefacts, works of art, documents, specimens and information relating to Jersey's history, culture and environment. These collections define the island, hold the evidence for its historical development and act as the community's memory.

We look after the following visitor sites; Jersey Museum, Maritime Museum, Mont Orgueil Castle, Elizabeth Castle, La Hougue Bie and Hamptonne. We also manage Jersey Archive.

Opening Information

We are open all year round.

Monday: 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00
Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed
Key Features
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Family friendly
  • Couples
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop


Jersey Heritage
Jersey Museum, The Weighbridge
St. Helier

Offers and events

Past Climates of Jersey Talk

Come and listen to geologist Dr. Tom Stevens as he takes you on a tour through Earth’s climate history and explains why and how the climate records of Jersey provide a unique insight into a world of collapsing ice sheets, sea-level change, dramatic dust storms and vast, turbulent rivers.

Free entry

Oct 20 2023

Brilliance Festival Trail

Explore Jersey's rich cultural heritage through the Brilliance Trail, which offers a glimpse into the island's past and showcases its diversity.

from £26.90

Oct 21 2023 Nov 05 2023

Ghostly Tales

Gather round the fireside for some ghostly tales this Halloween. Jersey folklore is rich with tales of ghosts, monsters and witches. Gather around the fire in Hamptonne House to listen to spine-tingling tales from days of old. Are they myth or legend? That's for you to decide! Image by Freepick.

from £7.40

Oct 28 2023 Oct 29 2023

3 Nights for The Price of 2 | Elizabeth Castle Apartment

Stay in your very own historic castle, a mile out to sea.


Jersey Heritage

Available: 27th Jun 2023 ‐ 30th Sep 2023

Meet the Regimental Surgeon

Meet Lieutenant Robert Bloodsworth, the Regimental Surgeon's mate of the 95th Regiment of Foot. Could you pass the medical for an 18th century soldier? Join us to see if you have what it takes!

from £9.45

Sep 26 2023

King Charles II

Meet the 'Merry Monarch' for a tour of his Castle and he'll tell you some fascinating stories of his time in Jersey.

from £9.45

Sep 25 2023 Sep 28 2023

Meet the Storyteller at Mont Orgueil Castle

Meet our Castle storyteller, Roger, who can answer all your Jersey questions. Ask him almost anything about the Castle and he will give you all the answers in his own humorous style. Our storyteller Roger is described by TripAdvisor as a living, breathing, walking encyclopaedia of knowledge.

from £10

Sep 27 2023

Tudor Falconer at Mont Orgueil Castle

Meet Jean Simon, the Castle Falconer and his hawk Sovereign. Discover how Jean trains his birds of prey and watch him perform the fascinating skills of falconry, which were important in Tudor life. Learn of a 'hoodwinked' or 'haggard' bird and who is a 'cadger' or a 'boozer'. You'll find Jean and Sovereign awaiting your presence in the Middle Ward.

from £10

Sep 24 2023 Sep 26 2023

Bonnet and Quilt Maker

Set against the backdrop of the late 19th century farm workers' cottage, meet Astra, who will introduce the Jersey bonnet, its history and show you how it is constructed. Astra will also talk on various aspects of patchwork and quilting.

from £7.40

Sep 29 2023

Wool Spinners at Hamptonne

Watch the ladies of Hamptonne use the Jersey spindle wheel to create local textile crafts.

from £7.40

Sep 24 2023 Oct 31 2023

Bouonnefemme at Hamptonne

Meet Rose Le Brun, the Bouonnefemme at Hamptonne, who will let you in on local secrets and village gossip. Rose’s predecessor, Old Maud, had been at Hamptonne for years, but she travelled to St Aubin to see family and never returned. Perhaps the plague got her - they had a lot of it down there.

from £7.40

Sep 23 2023 Oct 31 2023

Laurens Hamptonne

Take a step back in time to find out first-hand about Laurens Hamptonne's extraordinary life. In 1621, when he was just 21 years old, he was appointed Viscount of Jersey. After the English Civil War he was awarded special privileges by King Charles Sercon, before becoming a Jurat in 1651. Come and meet Laurens at Hamptonne on Tuesdays across 2023.

from £7.40

Sep 26 2023

Elizabeth Castle Living History Gunner fires shot

Castle Gunner at Elizabeth Castle

Stand to attention for the Midday Parade and prepare yourself for the resounding bang of the signal gun.

from £9.45

Sep 23 2023 Oct 31 2023

Searching for Jersey’s Celts

In 2012, the world's largest Celtic hoard was discovered buried in a field in Jersey. This exhibition explores what might have led people to bury a hoard of 70,000 coins and jewellery in Jersey, 2000 years ago and looks closely at some of the items found within the hoard.

from £7.40

Sep 23 2023 Dec 31 2023

1781: The Battle of Jersey

This display considers the monumental events of January 1781, when a French invasion force landed in Jersey, through John Singleton Copley's painting - 'The Death of Major Peirson' - and artefacts in the Jersey Heritage Collection.

from £7.85

Sep 23 2023 Oct 29 2023

Discover Crafty Christmas on Discovery Day

Make fantastic cards, decorations and gifts for the holidays. Follow the trail to find out the true meaning behind the 12 days of Christmas. Get into the spirit of Christmas and sing some festive carols, with merriment and good cheer! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

from £7.85

Dec 10 2023

Apple harvest

Discover Jersey’s Fabulous Food on Discovery Day

Celebrate Apple Day with a visit to Jersey Museum’s new exhibition Bouan Appétit! with a fabulous food trail and crafts for all the family.

from £7.85

Oct 21 2023

Trade Roots

Thought-provoking, and at times challenging, this exhibition exposes some uncomfortable new stories from Jersey’s past and examines the legacy and impact of transatlantic slavery on the island’s community today.

from £7.85
Free for children

Sep 23 2023 Dec 31 2023