La Hougue Bie Museum - Places to Visit - Jersey Heritage

Enter into one of Europe’s finest passage graves and discover Jersey’s neolithic history at this tranquil and spiritual heritage site. Walk into the prehistoric mound or visit the medieval chapel or stroll the grounds to explore Jersey’s archaeological history and WWII German Command Bunker.


Opening Times

Opening Times

2016
23 March to 30 October - Daily - 10am to 5pm
31 October to 31 December - Closed


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 £8.25 £5.25 £7.20 £5.25 £24.30

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
Location

Location

La Route de la Hougue Bie, Grouville, JE2 7UA For more information call +44 (0)1534 853 823

Latitude: 49.20035454689864, Longitude: -2.0639920234680176


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La Hougue Bie delivers a truly memorable experience that is at once thought provoking and peaceful. The site features one of Europe's finest passage graves where you can learn about life in Jersey's Neolithic community 6,000 years ago. A medieval chapel sits on top of the prehistoric mound and dolmen dominating this tranquil and spiritual site. Unlike many other dolmens you can stand inside the chamber of the passage grave and feel the heart of this place of worship.  

Ancient treasures are waiting to be found in the geology and archaeology museum, including coin hoards, axes, swords and spears. You’ll also discover a command bunker built during the German Occupation, housing a unique memorial to the slave-workers who were brought to the Channel Islands by invading Nazi forces during the Second World War.  

See the world’s largest Celtic coin hoard on display at La Hougue Bie. View some of the gold and silver treasures found in the hoard and watch conservators as they painstakingly excavate more coins and treasure from the hoard.

La Hougue Bie has a large picnic area where you can enjoy a day out amongst the beautiful and peaceful surroundings.

Make sure you visit our new exhibition - Treasure - Revealing the Secrets of the Hoard where you can discover the hidden treasures of the Celtic Coin Hoard found in Jersey in 2012 and watch our conservation experts live in the lab.  Sponsored by Stanley Gibbons.

 

Top 5 things to do at La Hougue Bie Museum

1) Go inside Europe's finest example of a Neolithic Passage Grave

2) Watch the Coin Crew working on the Celtic Coin Hoard in our Treasure exhibition

3) Climb the hill to see the Medieval Chapel.

4) Take some time to reflect at the World War II Slave Worker memorial.

5) Archaeology Museum telling the story of Islanders from ¼ million years ago up to the end of the Roman period.

Read more about the impressive Prince's Tower once situated at the site.

You can take a virtual tour of Jersey's spiritual landscape by downloading the free audio tour from the tours and trails section on the website.

Aerial images with thanks to Chris Brookes.

 

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: Car park on site

Buses and cycle routes: There is a bus stop outside the main entrance at LHB. LibertyBus run a regular service from Liberty Station, for route numbers and times please contact LibertyBus: Tel: 01534 828555 www.libertybus.je. Jersey cycle routes 3 and 8

Refreshments: Hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice creams available. La Hougue Bie has a large picnic area where you can enjoy a day out amongst the beautiful and peaceful surroundings. 

Gift Shop: The Jersey Heritage gift shop, selling gifts and souvenirs relating to the site and to Jersey, is located on site and is open to visitors and passers by.

Guide Book: A souvenir guide book is available to buy on site or from the downloads and publications section of the website.

Access arrangements: There is limited disabled access at the site

Dogs: No dogs allowed, except Guide Dogs

La Hougue Bie (Visitor Attraction) has achieved a Gold level in the Green Tourism Scheme , for more information on the scheme please go to the Green Tourism website.

Hearing loop available at reception and a portable hearing loop is available for groups if requested in advance

Access Statement

Read our access statement for La Hougue Bie (.docx version).


On Today!
 

Treasure - Revealing the Secrets of the Hoard ->

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

Fête des Dolmens ->

Would you like to discover more about Jersey's ancient past? Why not get on the dolmen bus and join the annual Fête des Dolmens?

Living History at La Hougue Bie ->

Cally Noel shares the sounds and tales of La Hougue Bie during the late Georgian and Victorian periods. Mondays and Tuesdays from 4 May to 22 September; please find details below.