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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.

Extended opening hours poster

Winter opening hours extended again →

Jersey Heritage is extending the opening times at its historic sites this winter to offer more opportunities for Islanders and visitors to enjoy the Island’s history.

Two women and one man in Victorian House

New report on Jersey’s slavery connections →

The ‘Jersey Heritage Report on Legacies of Transatlantic Slavery in Jersey’ is published today (14 October) to coincide with Black History Month. It details the Island’s links to the transatlantic slavery trade and considers how that knowledge could be shared in the future. It is the first of a series of reports that will share research about previously excluded voices from the Island’s history.

Horse at cider press

The Cider Festival is back! →

This year’s event, which is sponsored by Ogier, takes place over the weekend of 16-17 October between 10am-5pm. It will be a slightly smaller version of itself but will include dancing, delicious local food and plenty of fun family activities, as well as the all-important apple pressing by Jersey Heritage volunteers.

Staff at Jersey Archive

New Finds Liaison Officer appointed →

Islanders who discover something in Jersey that might be of historical interest have a new person to contact, following the appointment of Perry Mesney as Jersey Heritage’s Finds Liaison Officer (FLO).

Archive success despite the pandemic →

Jersey Heritage is celebrating a year of development and innovation at the Archive despite the global pandemic, with staff adapting and providing online solutions to ensure continued access to the Island’s records.

Archaeologists Dav Smith & Susan Brook_ surveying Officers' Quarters

Archaeologists return to Elizabeth Castle →

Dav Smith, from University of York’s Archaeology Department, and fellow archaeologist Susan Brook are at the Castle this week surveying historic buildings so that all the necessary conservation information is available for when funding is granted to start phase one of the vital restoration project.