Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, Merchant's House - Places to Visit - Jersey Heritage

Uncover stories of Jersey’s colourful history, from the Ice Age to the German Occupation.

The Jersey Tourist Information Centre is located at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery Merchant's House.


Opening Times

Opening Times

2016
20 March to 1 October - Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 5pm
Saturday 8.30am to 5pm
Sunday - 10am to 5pm
2 October to 30 October - Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday - 10am to 5pm
31 October to 31 December - Monday to Friday - 9am to 4pm
Saturday - 9am to 4pm
Sunday - 10am to 4pm
24, 25, 26 and 31 December - Closed

2017
Closed Sunday 1 January 2017


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 £9.45 £5.25 £8.35 £5.25 £26.50

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

The Weighbridge, St Helier, JE2 3NG For more information call +44 (0)1534 633300

Latitude: 49.182527412543855, Longitude: 2.1071621775627136


Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, Merchant's House presents history from 250,000 years ago when the first people arrived in Jersey and continues through the centuries to explore the factors that have shaped this unique Island and the people who live here. Find out about Jersey’s link with the English Crown despite being so close to France; listen to Jèrriais( Jersey-French) being spoken; learn about the Island's traditional farming industry and watch fascinating archive footage of the early years of tourism.

The Story of Jersey has won the Visit England ‘Best Told Story’ Accolade.

Step inside the beautifully restored Merchant’s House and enter the drama of a Victorian family in crisis. On the evening of 27th August 1869, a momentous decision was taken by the family that lived at No 9 Pier Road. Dr Charles Ginestet persuaded his wife Jeanne that they should abandon their beautiful home and flee to France to start a new life. They would be leaving behind friends and family but also a nightmare of debts and legal proceeding.

The Jersey Tourist Information Centre is located at Jersey Museum  & Art Gallery, Merchant's House.

 

Top 5 things to do at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, Merchant's House

1) Go back in time to the 19th century with a visit to the beautifully restored, gas-lit Merchant’s House.

2) Discover Jersey’s Ice Age history with our  Jersey: Ice Age Island Exhibition

3) See the Lillie Langtry pieces on display

4) Take a look at the Story of Jersey Treasures

5) Visit the Blampied exhibition and discover a quintessential Jersey artist

Heritage Detective Trails

Test your power of observation and become a Heritage detective – work your way around the 6 sites to see if you can spot all of the images on each trail. Each image is a photographic detail of a piece of art, an object or part of a building.

It's not too easy for big kids and not too difficult for the little ones!

Download your trail  here.

 

Exhibitions

Barreau Le Maistre Gallery  - NOW OPEN

Jersey: Ice Age Island was created by Jersey Heritage based on a concept created by the Natural History Museum, London.This amazing Island holds clues to what the world was like hundreds of thousands of years ago. The Jersey landscape was shaped by immense forces - extreme cold and the power of the waves. Sponsored by Capco Trust.

 

John de Veulle Gallery  

Edmund Blampied - Pencil, paint and print

Edmund Blampied (1886-1966) is the quintessential Jersey artist, he captured the spirit of the Jersey way of life and people, particularly in his rural scenes. He is probably the artist whose work has most influenced the idea of what Jersey is about. He produced many images of people at work - collecting vraic (seaweed) from the seashore or driving cows home in the rain. He depicted scenes of Island life as many would like to remember it, often concentrating on images of country people at work  Sponsored by Credit Suisse

Link Gallery

A new local artist displays their work every month.  Find out more here.

 

Facilities and Access

Payment: On arrival, by cash (Sterling or Euros accepted), credit/debit card (not Diners Club or American Express)

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: Located at the Weighbridge St Helier near the Royal Yacht Hotel. No on-site car park but parking for cyclists. Public parking in Pier Road.

Buses and cycle routes: Any bus to Liberation Station.  Follow any cycle route for St Helier

Refreshments: The Merchant's House Brasserie is next door, to make a reservation call 510069

Gift Shop: The Jersey Heritage gift shop, selling gifts and souvenirs relating to the collection and to Jersey is located at the museum and is open to visitors and non-visitors.

Access arrangements: Disabled access to all floors

Dogs: No dogs allowed, except Guide Dogs

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

Access Statement

Read our access statement for Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, Merchant's House (.docx version)


On Today!
 

Link Gallery Exhibitions ->

Next exhibition opens on 1 October. The Link Gallery hosts a rolling programme of local artists exhibiting their latest work. These exhibitions are always free to access.

Jersey - Ice Age Island ->

Jersey: Ice Age Island was created by Jersey Heritage based on a concept created by the Natural History Museum, London.This amazing Island holds clues to what the world was like hundreds of thousands of years ago. The Jersey landscape was shaped by immense forces - extreme cold and the power of the waves.

Edmund Blampied - Pencil, paint and print ->

In 2014 Jersey Heritage bought eight sketchbooks by Edmund Blampied. These sketchbooks have revealed some of Blampied’s working methods and favourite subjects. In this exhibition we display these sketches alongside finished paintings and prints, showing Blampied’s process from start to finish.

Living History at Jersey Museum Merchant's House ->

Meet the Victorian Housekeeper every Wednesday in the Merchant's House.