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Jersey Heritage

Jersey Heritage is the guardian of our island story. We care for it, promote access to it, bring imagination to telling its stories and inspire others to do the same. In Jersey, we are responsible for the island's major historic sites, award-winning museums and public archives.

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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.

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We are open all year round.

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Location

Jersey Heritage
Jersey Museum, The Weighbridge
Jersey
St. Helier
JE2 3NG

Offers and events

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 £7.15
Free for children

Aug 24 2022 Dec 31 2023

Force 135 at Elizabeth Castle

Force 135 Living History Group at Elizabeth Castle

It’s May 1945, and the friendly Force 135 have arrived at Elizabeth Castle, tasked with clearing the German mines, munitions, bunkers and booby traps and return the Island to civilian rule. Come and join us to learn about ‘the Other Military Occupation’.

from £13.20

Jul 29 2022 Aug 28 2022

Medieval Companie of The Duke’s Leopards

Come and meet the Medieval Companie of the Duke’s Leopards at Mont Orgueil Castle and venture into the 15th century. Meet the ladies, servants and soldiers of the Castle, who will demonstrate period skills including wool-spinning, knitting, weaving and leather work.

from £13.20

Jul 31 2022 Sep 25 2022

Family History Festival

The Jersey Family History Festival will be returning this year at Jersey Archive from Friday 16 September to Sunday 18 September, and will be home to a number of workshops, talks and one-to-one sessions.

Free entry

Sep 16 2022 Sep 18 2022

Hawksford Castle Chase

Take part in the Hawksford Castle Chase with Rock n Road, Jersey’s only lunchtime beach trail race for a cause. A relay team of two will race from the shore out to Elizabeth Castle and back at low-tide. It’s a ‘harder than it looks’ with a distance of two miles across the sand at low-tide (race route).

from £18
Booking needed

Sep 27 2022

1781 Jersey Militia

Come to Elizabeth Castle for a thrilling display of artillery and Georgian life from the 1781 Jersey Militia. Prepare yourself for the dramatic return of the Militia at the Castle where they will transport you back to the colourful life of Elizabeth Castle in the 18th century.

from £8.60
Free for children

Sep 11 2022

Endless Summer

Our ‘Summer Sessions’ series comes to an end with a special Endless Summer Event on 17 September at Mont Orgueil Castle. We’re welcoming back DJs to play uplifting tunes in the open air on the Lower Ward of this ancient and majestic castle.

from £37.69
Booking needed

Sep 17 2022

Yoga with Kalimukti at Mont Orgueil Castle

Join Kalimukti for a yoga class at Mont Orgueil Castle, an 800 year old medieval castle that overlooks the stunning Royal Bay of Grouville and home to one of Jersey Heritage's most beautiful and historic sites. No yoga experience required, just come join us to move, breath and connect. Indoor and outdoor spaces depending on the weather.

from £14
Booking needed

Jul 16 2022 Oct 29 2022

Summer Night Sessions

Join Jersey Heritage for a ‘Summer Nights Session’ experience and see Mont Orgueil Castle in a completely different light. Ease yourself into the weekend with Ibiza sunset vibes within the walls of this historic site as we welcome back the ‘Weekender’ crew for this atmospheric live music event. BYO wine, picnic and blanket.

from £16.49
Free for children Booking needed

Jun 23 2022 Aug 18 2022

Country building with snow

A Traditional Christmas – Loving Your History

Experience an old-fashioned Christmas at Hamptonne Country Life Museum. Dating back to the 15th century, the house and farm are perfect for discovering Christmas traditions of days gone by.

from £6.70

Dec 17 2022 Dec 18 2022

Geowalk: Around L’Etacq and Le Pinacle

Starting at L'Etacq by Faulkner Fisheries, we will be looking at the features which show us that sea level and climate change is nothing new and the Anthropocene (the age of man) is upon us.

from £9
Booking needed

Aug 19 2022

Geowalk: Wonderful Woodlands and Tales of Trees

Join us for a delightful exploration around Grève de Lecq woodland. Discover how Jersey has been shaped by time and see evidence of the land use changes made over several centuries.

from £9

Sep 19 2022

Geowalk: Tales of Fire, Ice and Oceans

On a gentle walk along rocky channels and through water-filled gullies we travel back in time and unveil the traces of Jersey’s geological history and the fascinating story of humans on the island.

from £9
Booking needed

Aug 25 2022

Geowalk: Hunting Grounds of Ancestors to Heathland

Join us for a tour of Portelet Common with your dedicated Geopark guide, John. Experience the wild nature and magnificent views of this outstanding heathland and discover why it has been important to humankind for millennia.

from £9
Booking needed

Sep 14 2022

Ghostly Tales and Ghoulish Gourds

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!

from £5
Booking needed

Oct 29 2022 Oct 30 2022

Jersey Festival of Words

This five-day literary event held on 21-25 September, promotes a love of the written and spoken word across our community in a variety of styles and settings, as well as welcoming internationally-renowned authors to our beautiful island.

Booking needed

Sep 21 2022 Sep 25 2022

Tree Dressing Day

Join Jersey Heritage in the orchard at Hamptonne for an evening winter warmer of an event to celebrate our leafy friends, whose presence alone is enough to reduce stress and improve our sense of wellbeing.

from £10.30

Dec 04 2022

People making apple pulp in a cider barn

La Faîs’sie d’Cidre

La Faîs’sie d’Cidre, Jersey's annual cider festival, brings together communities, volunteers and apple and cider experts to create a unique Jersey experience in the beautiful surroundings of Hamptonne.

from £10.30
Free for children

Oct 15 2022 Oct 16 2022

Merton

Jersey Adventure Lovers | Merton Hotel

7 Night Adventure Package, Travel + Stay from £1109

Holiday packages

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Available: 24th Apr 2022 ‐ 31st Aug 2022