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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

Geowalk: Discover the Neanderthals Hunting Cave

Join us on an exploration of one of Jersey's Neanderthal caves, La Cotte à la Chèvre. Following the steep cliff path, rocky and exposed in places, journey to the hunting cave of the Neanderthal people who inhabited Jersey for over 200,000 years.

Free entry Booking needed

Jun 01 2024

Geowalk: Following the Neanderthals

Join us on an exploration of La Cotte de St Brelade, one of the most important Neanderthal sites in North-west Europe and discover a story of climate change, migration and archaeology.

Free entry Booking needed

Apr 09 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

Mar 09 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

Mar 16 2024 Dec 21 2024

Les P’tits Faîtchieaux

Do you believe in magic? A visit to Hamptonne and La Hougue Bie may just change your mind.

from £8.15

Feb 24 2024 Apr 30 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

Feb 24 2024 Dec 31 2024

Discover Beaches

Come to St. Ouen’s Bay for our Aspiring Jersey Island Geopark Discovery Day! Join us for a fun packed afternoon, full of FREE activities.

Free entry

Jun 09 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

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

Feb 24 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 Life Under the Sea Discovery Day

Find out about habitats and creatures that live under the sea and why it’s so important to look after our oceans for future generations.

Free entry

Mar 23 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

Feb 24 2024 Dec 31 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

Geowalk: Jersey’s Journey from the South Pole

Time travel over millions of years on a coastal walk along the west corner of St Aubin's Bay. Discover dark pebbles, pink pebbles, grey oysters, grey sand – what stories can the beach, the cliffs and walls surrounding St Aubin’s Harbour can tell the curious observer?

Booking needed

May 23 2024