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.
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|
- Family friendly
- Wheelchair access
- Hearing loop
Jersey Museum, The Weighbridge
Offers and events
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.
Oct 20 2023
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.
Oct 28 2023 ‐ Oct 29 2023
Stay in your very own historic castle, a mile out to sea.
Available: 27th Jun 2023 ‐ 30th Sep 2023
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.
Sep 27 2023
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.
Sep 24 2023 ‐ Sep 26 2023
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.
Sep 29 2023
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.
Sep 23 2023 ‐ Oct 31 2023
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.
Sep 26 2023
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.
Sep 23 2023 ‐ Dec 31 2023
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.
Sep 23 2023 ‐ Oct 29 2023
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.
Dec 10 2023
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.
Sep 23 2023 ‐ Dec 31 2023