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

Winter opening: Every Saturday From 10 to 4pm until 21st March 2015 then;

Open daily from 10am to 5pm 25th March 2015 to 3rd November 2015 then;

Open daily from 10am to 4pm from 3rd November 2015 to 30th December 2015

Closed 26th December 2015


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 £9.00 £5.00 £8.00 £5.00 £25.50

Free admission to children under 6 years old


Location

Location

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.

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. 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) Claude Cahun exhibition – the biggest and best collection of artwork by this surrealist artist.(until start of Sept)

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

4) Treasures from the largest ever celtic coin hoard including ancient gold jewellery and silver coins (until Sept)

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

 

Exhibitions

Barreau Le Maistre Gallery  

Wednesday 25 March – Sunday 6th September - Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore: A Life Defiant

Wednesday 25 March – Sunday 6th September - Treasure: Uncovering the Hoard

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.

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 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


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

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

Link Gallery Exhibitions ->

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

Treasure Uncovering the Hoard ->

Watch our conservators at work as they painstakingly take the hoard apart, cleaning and conserving the contents as they go.

Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore ->

Claude Cahun and Marcel more challenged the boundaries of gender and sexual identity, campaigned against tyranny and resisted Nazi occupiers.

The Heritage Festival ->

Jersey and Guernsey come together for the first time to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Channel Islands liberation during World War II. From 3rd April – 11th May, 2015, the Channel Islands Heritage Festival will celebrate a group of small islands with a big history, marking the 70th Anniversary of the islands’ liberation during World War II. Over the five-week festival, coastal castles will be brought to life, doors will be unlocked on wartime bunkers and historic towers, and the islands will proudly hang the flags out for Liberation Day.

Jersey - Ice Age Island ->

Incorporating loans from the Natural History Museum and British Museum and working closely with experts from these museums, this exhibition will explore Jersey’s deep prehistoric past, from exploration of the Island caves, through the archaeological excavation of hunter gather camps preserved in the Island’s interior, the exhibition will discover why this remarkable landmass attracted Neanderthal and modern humans during the deep past.

Ice Age Adventures ->

Come to the Jersey Museum and have some family fun at half term with our Ice Age Adventures.

Living History at Jersey Museum Merchant's House ->

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