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Family image from 1900

Family History Festival returns →

The Jersey Family History Festival is back for 2022 with a weekend packed full of talks and information about genealogy and how to research your family tree.

Record from Jersey Archive

Online heritage catalogues merge →

Two of Jersey’s biggest heritage organisations have joined forces to make it easier than ever for people to carry out online research about the Island’s history.

Enjoy a summer of heritage fun! →

With the school holidays just around the corner, Jersey Heritage has plenty of entertainment ready and waiting for families to enjoy as part of a five-week programme of fun activity.

Black and White of young Prince of Wales working at La Cotte

A Royal Patron for La Cotte →

Jersey Heritage is proud to announce that His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has become Patron of the charity’s important restoration project to protect and preserve the ancient site of La Cotte de St Brelade.

Multiple images of Queen Elizabeth 2nd by artist Chris Levine

A Platinum celebration! →

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this week is an historic occasion and Jersey Heritage has been busy creating lots of ways to celebrate it, from family events and a new exhibition, to the chance to take a close look at some Royal-themed collection pieces.

Neolithic Living History Demonstration

A week packed full of prehistory! →

Jersey Heritage is celebrating all things ‘prehistory’ at the end of the month with a week full of activities for different parts of the community to enjoy.

Young Queen Elizabeth II on coronation tin

Come and Meet the Collections →

The monthly events will showcase pieces from the collections not currently on display, including works of art, textiles, parchments and archaeological material.

Man tells story to family around camp fire

Tell Us A Story →

We all love a good story and there will be plenty being told at Jersey Heritage sites over Easter to entertain families during the school holidays.

Old postcard of St Helier

Plenty more tales of life in Town →

The team at Jersey Archive will continue to share stories about the history of St Helier with a second series of monthly talks about life in the Island’s capital.

Male and female pirate

Ahoy there, me hearties! →

Grab your cutlass and your eye patch – the pirates are coming! It’s been a while since they last set foot on these shores but they will be at the Maritime Museum this half term.

Logo of Find my Past

1921 census: discover its stories →

Islanders have the opportunity to hear some of the fascinating stories that have been locked away for the past 100 years in the 1921 census.

Albert Pier

Ouless paintings added to collection →

A series of small but beautiful paintings by one of Jersey’s most highly-regarded 19th century painters, Philip John Ouless, has been added to the Jersey Heritage art collection.

Jersey Archive Building

Help to protect Jersey’s archival heritage →

Jersey Heritage is looking for three Islanders with diverse skills and backgrounds to sit on an independent panel that oversees its work to preserve Jersey’s unique recorded cultural history.

rocks in the sea with geopark logo

Plan of action for Jersey’s geopark project →

The ‘AJIG Prospectus’ sets out 19 points of action, which range from working with different areas of the community, such as schools and the parishes, to the development of a geotourism offering for Jersey. Other actions include the creation of a new Scientific Committee to serve as a link between the Aspiring Geopark and academia; new signage at sites of geological interest; and increased access to these sites, where possible, whether physical or digital.