Jersey Museum people walk on Victorian stiarway

About us

We are Jersey Heritage and we’re here to share our Island’s fascinating stories and places.  We’re here to care for our unique history. We’re here to help you find your place in the story.  And we’re here to make sure that these stories keep getting told


We are Jersey Heritage

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We are a local charity that receives an annual grant from the Government of Jersey to support our running costs.  Income from visitors, Members, sponsors and commercial opportunities are vital to keep us operating.  Registered Jersey Charity no. 411.

We are responsible for the Island’s major historic sites, award-winning museums and public archives. We hold collections of artefacts, works of art, documents, specimens and information relating to Jersey’s history, culture and environment. These collections define the Island, hold the evidence for its historical development and act as the community’s memory.

As a charity, we need more than £4 million per year and over 12,000 voluntary hours to nurture, protect and animate the Island’s heritage. Support from all sectors of the community helps us to keep the Island’s heritage alive by protecting key sites and filling them with living history, events and exhibitions.


Castles of Jersey

Why has Jersey been one of the most heavily fortified parts of the British Isles?


The Brighton Road tragedy

Donna Le Marrec, who works for the National Trust Jersey, uncovered surprising and tragic stories in her family tree.


Claude Cahun and Jersey

Claude Cahun (1894-1954) was an artist, photographer and writer. She is best known today for her surreal self-portrait photographs.


Cider making in Jersey

Apple orchards and cider-making are an intrinsic part of our history, having once shaped the landscape, culture and economy of the Island.


Dwarf Red Deer

Jersey Heritage has some rather unusual red deer bones on display at Jersey Museum.



Jersey Heritage Trust operates in an open and honest way; our legal status, constitution and our policies are publicly available.



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Become a Member and you’ll open the door to wonderful stories of people and places in Jersey’s history


Historic environment

The historic environment is the physical evidence of past human activity through time.


The Coin Hoard comes home

The story of Le Câtillon II, the largest hoard of Iron Age gold and silver coins, jewellery and ingots ever found in Western Europe.