La Hougue Bie Museum - Places to Visit - Jersey Heritage

La Hougue Bie delivers a truly memorable experience that is at once thought provoking and peaceful.


Opening Times

Opening Times

Open daily from 2 April 2014 to 2 November 2014, 10am to 5pm


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 £7.90 £5.00 £6.90 £5.00 £23.20

The Jersey Pass is accepted at La Hougue Bie Museum

Free admission to children under 6 years old


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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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.  Visit Treasures of the Island, our new permanent exhibition about the discovery and excavation of the famous Jersey hoards, including a replica of the hoard and a place to find out the latest in the whole conservation and identification process.  Sponsored by Capco Trust.

Top 5 things to do at La Hougue Bie Museum

1) Be sure to visit the Neolithic tomb which is older than the pyramids.

2) Experience the new Ice Age Island Project.

3) Climb the hill to see the Medieval Chapel.

4) Take some time to reflect at the slave worker memorial.

5) Visit the Archaeology Museum which tells 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.

 

Additional Information

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

Green Management: The green management of Elizabeth Castle is sponsored by Ogier.

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





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