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Société Jersiaise

The Société Jersiaise was founded in 1873 for the study of Jersey archaeology, history, natural history and the ancient language of Jèrriais. We have special events and the Lord Coutanche Library supports the work of the Société Jersiaise by collecting and preserving material relating to Jersey's history.

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The Société Jersiaise was founded in 1873 for the study of Jersey archaeology, history, natural history and the ancient language of Jèrriais. We have special events and the Lord Coutanche Library supports the work of the Société Jersiaise by collecting and preserving material relating to Jersey's history. Visitors may use the library by purchasing a Reader's Ticket. We also have a Photographic Archive containing over 80,000 images, which can be searched via the Société website.

Opening Information

We are open all year round.

Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed
Key Features
  • Indoor
  • Family friendly

Location

Société Jersiaise
7 Pier Road
Jersey
St. Helier
JE2 4XW

Offers and events

Archaeology Festival: Meet the Collections + Lab

Come and 'Meet the Collections' and see some of the archaeology treasures and recent finds that are not usually on display at one of Jersey Heritage’s sites. Many of the older items in the Collections originate from the Société Jersiaise and were collected over the Société’s 150-year history and which are now in the safe keeping of Jersey Heritage.

Free entry

Jul 27 2024

Archaeology Festival: Neolithic Neighbours

The Société Jersiaise's Archaeology Section’s project is exploring the Island’s Neolithic landscape hoping that new discoveries will be made. Come and see how they propose to do this and learn about the community engagement project “Neolithic Neighbours” they are running in the districts where the dolmen exist.

Free entry

Jul 28 2024