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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

Location

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

Offers and events

Alderney the Holocaust on British Soil Exhibition

Piers Secunda's exhibition, 'Alderney: The Holocaust on British Soil', sheds light on the experiences of Holocaust victims in Alderney.

from £8.65

Jul 08 2024 Dec 31 2024

Blowing Against the Wind

Join Jersey Heritage for a flag trail to celebrate and recall the layered history of Elizabeth Castle. Leading UK based artist, Katrin Mountain, is creating a series of her iconic flags which will take visitors on a journey to the past.

from £10.35

Aug 05 2024 Oct 31 2024

Meet the Victorian Blacksmith

Feel the heat of the forge and meet the Victorian Blacksmith at Hamptonne this summer. Our Blacksmith, Stephen, will employ a small, hand operated 19th century forge, an anvil, hammers and tongs to forge items used daily on every farm from red hot metal.

from £8.15

Jul 10 2024 Aug 14 2024

Creative Summer Collage Your Castle

Spend some quality, creative time with the youngsters in your life over the summer holidays. Join Jersey Heritage for a fun and engaging programme of artist and expert-led activities at our castles and museums. These are drop in activities with no booking required, all ages and abilities welcome. Children must be accompanied by a helpful adult.

from £11

Jul 29 2024 Aug 02 2024

Creative Summer Going Potty

Spend quality time with the youngsters in your life and get creative with Jersey Heritage over the summer holidays. Join us at our castles and museums for a fun and engaging programme of artist and expert-led activities throughout the summer holidays. These are drop in activities with no booking required, all ages and abilities welcome.

from £8.15

Aug 05 2024 Aug 09 2024

Creative Summer Wild Play Days

Spend quality time with the youngsters in your life and get creative with Jersey Heritage over the summer holidays. Join us at our castles and museums for a fun and engaging programme of artist and expert-led activities throughout the summer holidays.

from £8.15

Aug 12 2024 Aug 16 2024

Creative Summer Feeling Flags

Spend quality time with the youngsters in your life and get creative with Jersey Heritage over the summer holidays. Join us at our castles and museums for a fun and engaging programme of artist and expert-led activities throughout the summer holidays.

from £10.35

Aug 19 2024 Aug 23 2024

Qigong Special with Kalimukti at Mont Orgueil

Discover the transformative power of Qigong with Roxy at Mont Orgueil Castle this Summer. Understand how Qigong can enhance vitality by promoting the balanced flow of qi, resulting in increased energy levels, overall resilience, immune function, and mental well-being.

from £15
Booking needed

May 25 2024 Jul 06 2024

Meet Francoise Nicolle at Hamptonne

It's 1865 and Francoise Nicolle, her husband, mother and children live at Hamptonne Farm as tenant farmers.

from £8.15

May 20 2024 Oct 28 2024

Sir Walter Raleigh at Mont Orgueil Castle

This is your chance to meet Sir Walter as he recounts his adventures at sea as the most famous explorer of the Elizabethan Age.

from £11

May 21 2024 Oct 29 2024

Meet the Collections

A chance to get behind the scenes in the Jersey Heritage collections store and take a closer look at objects and artwork in our collection.

Free entry

Jun 01 2024 Dec 14 2024

Your Home, Your Story

Come and listen to this FREE talk as part of the 'Your Home, Your Story?' Archive project.

Free entry Booking needed

May 18 2024 Dec 21 2024

Drop in for Jèrriais

Feel free to say "Bouônjour!", join the tables and chat or listen. There's no need to speak Jèrriais: eavesdroppers are welcome. Every week there's an opportunity to experience some Jèrriais, as speakers and learners meet up to use Jersey's own language.

Free entry

May 18 2024 Dec 31 2024

La Faîs’sie d’Cidre

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

from £8.15

Oct 19 2024 Oct 20 2024

Summer Night Sessions at Mont Orgueil Castle

Come for a ‘Summer Night Session’ experience and witness 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.

from £15
Booking needed

May 24 2024 Aug 15 2024

Creative Summer Creative Castle

Join Jersey Heritage throughout the summer holidays for a programme of creative, inspiring activities across Jersey Heritage castles and museums.

from £10.35

Jul 22 2024 Jul 26 2024

1781 Jersey Militia

Prepare yourself for the dramatic return of the 1781 Jersey Militia to Elizabeth Castle. They will transport you back to the colourful life of the Castle in 18th century Jersey. Be entertained by the loud bangs of cannon and musket, and catch an authentic glimpse of the day to day life of a soldier and his family.

from £10.35

Jun 23 2024 Sep 08 2024

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 £10.35

May 20 2024 Oct 31 2024

Jersey Heritage Pass

Buy the Jersey Heritage Pass and get 4 for 3 visits.

See & do

Jersey Heritage

Available: 1st Mar 2024 ‐ 31st Dec 2024

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 £11

May 19 2024 Sep 29 2024

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 £8.15

May 18 2024 Oct 25 2024

Elizabeth Castle Living History Gunner fires shot

Master Gunner at Elizabeth Castle

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

from £10.35

May 18 2024 Oct 31 2024

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 £8.15

May 18 2024 Dec 31 2024

Discover Crafty Christmas on Discovery Day

Kick off your Christmas with a visit to the Jersey Museum. Come and make fantastic cards, decorations and gifts for the holidays. Follow the festive trail around the Victorian House and get into the spirit of Christmas, with joyous carols and a fun family movie. All children must be accompanied by a helpful adult.

Free entry

Dec 07 2024

Discover Terrific Trees Discovery Day

Come and celebrate Jersey’s woodlands at our Aspiring Jersey Island Geopark Discovery Day! Learn about the importance of tree planting. Love your woods. Get stuck into FREE craft activities.

Free entry

Nov 09 2024

Discover All The Fun of The Farm Discovery Day

Join us and discover the island's best stories with some creative family fun as we enjoy some crafts and activities and the beauty of late summer at Hamptonne. FREE entry.

Free entry

Sep 07 2024

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 £8.65
Free for children

May 18 2024 Dec 31 2024

Force 135 at Elizabeth Castle

Force 135 Living History Group at Elizabeth Castle

Step back in time to the summer of 1945 and witness history come alive with Force 135 Living History Group's captivating public display at Elizabeth Castle. Immerse yourself in the remarkable story of the Liberation of Jersey by British troops in May 1945, when they finally freed Jersey from German occupation at the end of World War II.

from £10.35

Jul 13 2024 Aug 25 2024

Geowalk: Around L’Etacq and Le Pinacle

Journey through Jersey's deep time past whilst exploring the Island's north-west craggy coastline. Discover the deep time past of Jersey's north-west corner. See the features which show us that sea level and climate change is nothing new and the Anthropocene (the age of man) is upon us.

Free entry Booking needed

Jun 29 2024