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