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
||Child (6 to 16)
||Student (16+) in full time education or holds a student card
||Family Ticket (2 adults 2 children)
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
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.
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.
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
Read our access statement for Jersey Museum & Art Gallery (.docx version)