Jersey Museum and Art Gallery - Places to Visit - Jersey Heritage

The story of Jersey from Neolithic times to the modern day. Discover the island's finest treasures on display including a priceless Bronze Age gold torque and Millais' famous portrait of Lillie Langtry.

Opening Times

Opening Times

2 November to 31 December - Open daily - 10am - 4pm
24, 25 & 26 December 2015 - Closed

1 January - Closed
2 January to 10 March - Every Saturday - 10am to 4pm
11 March to 30 October - Daily - 10am to 5pm
31 October to 30 December - Daily - 10am to 4pm
24, 25, 26 and 31 December - 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 £9.30 £5.15 £8.25 £5.15 £25.75

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


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

Latitude: 49.182527412543855, Longitude: 2.1071621775627136

Jersey Museum 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 why Jersey remained loyal to the English Crown despite being so close to France; listen to 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.

Please be aware that the Art Gallery on the 2nd floor is currently closed as we prepare for our Jersey - Ice Age Island exhibition which opens in late October.   There is still plenty to see at the Museum including the Merchant's House and Link Gallery.

Step inside the beautifully restored Merchant’s House and enter the drama of a Victorian family in crisis. The ghosts of the past - the desperate husband, the consoling wife and her accusing sister – are brought to life in a brand new audio-visual presentation. Further exploration of this magnificent house will reveal smaller dramas in other rooms while the scene is set for visitors with a new introductory exhibition on the ground floor.


Top 5 things to do at Jersey Museum and Art Gallery

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

2) Meet your Neanderthal ancestors in the Jersey - Ice Age Island exhibition (from 25 October)

3) Take a look at  the Jersey Evening Post images from the past.

4) Visit the Link Gallery and see local artists displaying their work

5) Delve deep into Jersey’s prehistoric past and explore the Island’s Ice Age history (from 25 October).



Barreau Le Maistre Gallery  

25 October 2015 – end 2016 - Jersey:Ice Age Island

John de Veulle Gallery

Wednesday 25 March – 30 December - Your story, our history – 125 years seen through a Jersey Evening Post lens.

Link Gallery

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

Merchant's House

No 9 Pier Road - the Merchant’s House. 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 proceedings… Meet the Victorian Housekeeper in the Merchant's House every Wednesday from 5 August to 16 December from 10am to 4pm.


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

Access Statement

Read our access statement for Jersey Museum & Art Gallery (.docx version)

On Today!

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.

Link Gallery Exhibitions ->

FREE EXHIBITION. The Link Gallery hosts a series of free exhibitions from local artists. Every month a new exhibition goes up, from illustrations to paintings there is always something new.

Your Story, Our History ->

The Jersey Evening Post has been a daily read for many Islanders for 125 years. Through their visual storytelling, press photographs can tell remarkable stories, inspire discussion and reminiscence

Discovery Days ->

Discovery Days are days dedicated to family fun and learning; an opportunity to find out more about Jersey’s history at every Jersey Heritage site. Discover A Victorian Christmas on Sunday 13 December.

No 9 Pier Road - the Merchant’s House ->

Come and find out why the once wealthy inhabitants of No 9 Pier Road were forced to sell up in the 1860s.