Re-opens Wednesday 2 April to 30 December
Closed 24, 25, 26 Dec.
Open daily 10am to 5pm (10am to 4pm from 3 November until 30 December)
||Child (6 to 16)
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||Family Ticket (2 adults 2 children)
The Jersey Pass is accepted at Jersey Museum and Art Gallery
Free admission to children under 6 years old
The Weighbridge, St Helier, JE2 3NG For more information call +44 (0)1534 633300
Latitude: 49.182527412543855, Longitude: 2.1071621775627136
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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.
On display in the Art Gallery you will find the work of Claude Cahun, recognised worldwide as one of the leading artists of the Surrealist movement. Jersey Museum cares for one of the largest collections of Cahun's work, which comprises photographs, original manuscripts, first editions, books and other personal material. Find out more about Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore.
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 in the Victorian Drawing Room. 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) Be sure to check out the latest exhibitions for 2014 which include ‘The Great War’ and Europe’ largest Celtic coin hoard.
3) Set your holiday in context by watching ‘The Story of Jersey’, an interesting introduction to the Island’s history.
4) Visit the Jersey Museum cinemato see
5) Discover some of the most iconic objects from Jersey’s past including a real mammoth skull from the Ice Age and a priceless gold torque from the Bronze Age.
Barreau Le Maistre Gallery
Liberation – the photographs of Martin Parr 1 April to 11May. Martin Parr is one of the most famous British Photographers working today. His photographs deal with themes of consumerism, leisure, travel and communication in the context of the contemporary global mediascape. Extending Parr’s examination of national and regional characteristics, this exhibition presents a specially commissioned series of photographs of Jersey’s Liberation Day celebrations in 2013 alongside photographs made in Guernsey on 9th May 2012. To coincide with the exhibition Martin Parr will present a lecture about his work and career at Jersey Arts Centre on Friday 4th April at 7.30pm.
Treasure - Uncovering Celts and Romans 26 May-to 31 December. Discovered in 2012 Le Catillon II is the World’s largest Celtic coin hoard; it has been estimated that it contains up to 70,000 silver alloy coins plus gold and silver jewellery. It will be the centrepiece of a major exhibition which looks at the Channel Islands as part of the Celtic and Roman worlds two thousand years ago when they were at the edge of the Empire. In addition to the hoard placed in its own laboratory with conservators taking it apart in public, the exhibition will feature major Celtic treasures from the region.
John de Veulle Gallery
In our temporary exhibition space you’ll find Hatched, Matched and Dispatched an exhibition highlighting some of the beautiful garments from the textile collections of Jersey Heritage. Christening Robes and cloaks, Wedding outfits worn by Jersey people from the mid 19th Century to present day and elaborately embroidered mourning clothes, until 8 June. Sponsored by Credit Suisse.
Voices from the Great War from 3 August. On 4 August 1914, following the German failure to withdraw from neutral Belgium, Britain joined in a war that was to last over four years. At the time Jersey had a resident population of just under 52,000 and approximately 20% of them served the British or French war effort. While the story of the Great War is a story of millions, it is also the story of individuals. Jersey and the Great War tells some of those stories.
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….
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 Yatch 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