Hamptonne Country Life Museum - Places to Visit - Jersey Heritage

Relax and unwind as you take in the sights and explore six centuries of Jersey’s traditional rural life in the rolling countryside. Dating back to the 15th century, the house and farm are brought to life with characters from the Island’s past. Explore the orchards and learn about bygone crafts and quirky traditions from the resident Goodwyf.


Opening Times

Opening Times

2016
1 May to 27 May - Open for pre-booked groups only
28 May to 11 September - Daily - 10am to 5pm
12 September to 30 October - Open for pre-booked groups only
31 October to 31 December - Closed
Open for the La Faîs’sie d’Cidre Saturday 22 October 10am to 7pm and Sunday 23 October 10am to 4pm


Admission Prices

Members Adult (16+) Child (6 to 16) Senior (65+) Student (16+) in full time education or holds a student card Family Ticket (2 adults 2 children)
FREE

£8.25

£5.25 £7.20 £5.25 £24.30

Free admission to children under 6 years old

Find out about the Heritage Pass - Unlimited access to 4 must see attractions for the price of 3

Jersey Heritage 4 for 3 pass
Location

Location

La Rue de la Patente, St Lawrence, JE3 1HS For more information please call 01534 863 955

Latitude: -2.1352711, Longitude: 49.2245175


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Hamptonne Country Life Museum gives the visitor a unique insight into the rural life carried on in Jersey for centuries.

Dating back to the 15th Century the house and farm are brought to life with characters from the Island’s past.  Explore the orchard and learn about bygone crafts and quirky traditions from the resident Goodwyf or Manservant.  

During the summer visitors can meet the Hamptonne calves and piglets in the traditional farmstead.  Special events will take place throughout the year for all the family to enjoy, including the annual Faîs'sie d’Cidre, and a sensational blend of sounds and cider.  Find out more about our history of cider making and Jersey apples.

 

Top 5 things to do at Hamptonne Country Life Museum

1) Meet the Hamptonne calves and piglets (when they arrive in the Summer)

2) Hear tales from the resident Goodwyf.

3) Explore the cider apple orchard and lear about the Island's farming history.

4) Explore the beautiful countryside location.

5) Visit the Stitched Memories Exhibition in the Syvret House.

 

Free Walking Guide

Explore Jersey with our series of walking guides taking in many of the Island's landmarks, heritage and visitor attractions. Our walks have been developed by a Jersey Blue Badge Guide, who knows the Island inside-out. Upstream to Hamptonne - find out more. A short stroll through Waterworks Valley along a beautiful woodland path in the parish of St Lawrence.

 

Facilities and Access

A café is on the premises 

Organised groups: 15% discount for groups of 6 or more adults or seniors. Please book in advance by completing the form here.

Entrance and parking: The car park is a short walk from Hamptonne

Disabled access:  Some disabled access to the sites.  No dogs, except guide dogs.

Buses and cycle routes: The nearest bus stop for Hamptonne is a 10-12 minute walk away at Three Oaks Garage. LibertyBus run a regular service from Liberty Station, for route numbers and times please contact LibertyBus: Tel: 01534 828555 www.libertybus.je

E: info@libertybus.je  Jersey cycle routes 3

Hearing loop available at reception and a portable hearing loop is available for groups if requested in advance

Access Statement

Read the access statement for Hamptonne Country Life Museum (.docx version)

Discovery Team ->

The Discovery Team is a club that Jersey Heritage child members aged 8– 12 can join FOR FREE. Our next Discovery Team meet at Hamptonne on 31 May!

Living History at Hamptonne ->

Meet the Goodwyf or Steward who look after the house of their master, Monsieur Laurens Hamptonne in the year of 1649. You can also watch demonstrations in the crafts of lacemaking, quilting and bonnet making.

Wild Play Days ->

Join Stephen Le Quesne -naturalist, conservationist and forest school leader for a programme of wild play days throughout the Summer holidays.

Stitched Memories ->

The exhibition features thirty samplers - beautifully stitched pieces of embroidery - usually by made by young girls, as a demonstration or test of their skill in needlework.

La Faîs’sie d’Cidre ->

Bringing together communities, volunteers and of course apple and cider experts. It’s not all about the cider - live music, creative activities for children, dance, great food, great company, competitions, poetry, Genuine Jersey stalls and living history. Lots to do, things to learn, people to meet and fun to be had!

A Victorian Christmas ->

The Victorians changed the face of Christmas. The era saw the introduction of traditions such as the Christmas tree, making and sending of Christmas cards, Christmas crackers filled with sweets and decorating homes with greenery.