Jersey Heritage protects and promotes the Island’s rich heritage and cultural environment. We aim to inspire people to nurture their heritage in order to safeguard it for the benefit and enjoyment of everyone.
Jersey Museum, The Weighbridge, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3NG
Jersey Heritage was founded in 1981. We are an independent organisation that receives an annual grant from the States of Jersey to support our running costs. Admission income from visitors and support from sponsors are also vital to keep us operating.
In Jersey we are responsible for the island's major historic sites, award-winning museums and public archives. 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.
Jersey Heritage protects our unique culture and identity and supports the development of arts and heritage in Jersey. This is achieved through the following aims:
● Caring for historic assets and improving the quality of our collections through better acquisition, documentation, conservation and storage programmes;
● Helping people to understand, care for and enjoy the historic environment through building conservation and protection programmes.
● Promoting wider access to our sites and services through better marketing and improving visitor services;
● Inspiring people to learn about Jersey’s heritage through events, exhibitions, displays, living history and publications.
● Working to get more people involved in caring for Jersey’s heritage through volunteer, business associate and community partners programmes.
● Building public trust in Jersey Heritage by meeting the highest standards of governance;
● Maximising income by developing commercial opportunities and other fundraising activities;
● Providing value for money through the services it delivers.
Board of Trustees
Mr C Jones (Chairman)
Mr J Clarke
Connetable S Crowcroft
Mr Peter Funk (Vice Chairman)
Mr Bob Hassell
Mr Nicholas Lane (Société Jersiaise)
Mr Mark Oliver
Mrs Eve de Gruchy
Professor Ed Sallis
Ms Kate Kirk
There are no positions available at this time.
Reports and Downloads
Jersey Heritage and Education Sport and Culture Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Jersey Heritage and The Minister for Planning and Environment Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Jersey Heritage and Customs and Immigration Partnership Agreement (2012)
Jersey Heritage Annual Reviews
Annual Review 2010 & 2011
Annual Review 2009
Annual Review 2008
Annual Review 2007
Jersey Heritage Review 2004 to 2007
Jersey Heritage Accounts
Accounts - Year 2011
Accounts - Year 2010
Accounts - Year 2009
Accounts - Year 2008
Accounts - Year 2007
Accounts - Year 2006
Accounts - Year 2005
Accounts - Year 2004
Accounts - Year 2003
Accounts - Year 2002
Accounts - Year 2001
Accounts - Year 2000
Annual Reports on the works of Jersey Heritage and the Archivist under the Public Records
Heritage Magazine - Research papers written by Jersey Heritage staff and researchers
Jersey Heritage Report November 2009
The Value of Heritage
Jersey Heritage Conservation Reports
No.9. Pier Road, Title page, Report
La Hougue Bie, Title page, Report
Kempt Tower, Title page, Contents, Part One i, Part One ii, Part One iii, Part One iv, Part One v, Part One vi, Part One vii, Part Two
La Rocco Tower, Title page, Contents, Part One i, Part One ii, Part One iii, Part Two, Supporting Information
Archirondel Tower Conservation Report (20mb)
Elizabeth Castle Conservation Report (15.2mb)
Fort Leicester Conservation Report (9.6mb)
La Crête Fort Conservation Report (11mb)
La Tour Cârrée Conservation Report (5.4mb)
La Hocq Tower Conservation Report (6.2mb)
L'Etacquerel Fort Conservation Report (7.1mb)
Lewis Tower Conservation Report (4.9mb)
Methodist Chapels in Jersey (3.1mb)
Mont Orgueil Conservation Report (12.1mb)
Radio Tower (MP2) Conservation Report (4.5mb)
Seymour Tower Conservation Report (8.4mb)
Barge Aground Conservation Report (3.4mb)
Jersey Heritage Membership information - Summer programme.
Discover more about Jersey’s Heritage
Jersey Heritage partners a number of local heritage organisations. We work together to help everyone enjoy Jersey’s special history, heritage and culture. You can find out more about our partners by using the contact details below.
The Friends of the Maritime Museum
This voluntary society with charitable status set up in 1989 to help the Jersey Heritage Trust establish and maintain a Maritime Museum, to encourage its use by the public, and to provide a Learned Society role in maritime subjects.
The Société Jersiasie
The Société promotes the study of Jersey archaeology, history, natural history, the ancient language and the conservation of the environment and owns many of the items on display in Jersey’s museums. Many of the island’s prehistoric sites are owned by the Société and are free for visitors to enjoy. The Lord Coutanche Library and Photographic Archive at No7 Pier Road, next to Jersey Museum, are important resources for local and family history. There is also a local history bookshop here with many of the Société’s academic and popular publications and guides to the Island.
The National Trust for Jersey
The National Trust for Jersey preserves and safeguards sites of historic and natural interest. The Trust is the island’s largest private land owner caring for over 130 sites, including farms, cottages, watermills and military buildings. You can visit some of these sites including Moulin de Quétivel in St Peter’s Valley and 16 New Street in St Helier. The Trust manages some of the island’s best natural environment, including woodlands, countryside and coast. You can enjoy much of this by walking along the paths built at many Trust sites
The Channel Island Family History Society
The Society is dedicated to the study and tracing of the family histories of Channel Islanders and has an impressive collection of material housed at the Jersey Archive. Volumes of the Reference Indexes are available at the the Société Jersiaise. The Society has developed several specialist research groups, each with their own expertise and knowledge of local families and the connection between them who can support you family history research.