Jersey Heritage is heading back to the 1980s and entry into Jersey Museum & Art Gallery will be just 80p for the final weekend of the year!
This is what it would have cost to visit the Museum in 1984, and the temporary price change is to mark the end of the hugely popular ‘Bergerac’s Island – Jersey in the 80s’ exhibition, which closes on 30th December.
Louise Downie, Jersey Heritage’s Director of Curation and Experience, said they had wanted to mark the end of the exhibition in some way and looked back at Société Jersiaise records to find out what the entry prices were 30 years ago.
She said: “The 80s was such a colourful and amazing decade, and the exhibition has been hugely popular with locals and visitors alike. We would encourage anyone who hasn’t seen the exhibition yet, or who would like to see it one more time, to head to the Museum before the exhibition closes – especially for the bargain price of 80p!”
‘Bergerac’s Island – Jersey in the 80s’ opened in March 2017 and so far, 56,000 people have visited it. The exhibition looks at how national and international events affected the lives of ordinary people in Jersey, including The Great Storm, the Falklands War, the Newall murders and the flooding of Queen’s Valley.
Louise said: “The 80s left an indelible mark on our lives today – television, films, music, gay culture and what it was like to be a child are all explored in the exhibition, as well as the popular TV series that gives its name to the exhibition. In true 1980s style, it culminates with an opportunity to go clubbing, with a disco dance floor and the best – and worst – of 1980s music!”
The exhibition will come to an end at the close of business on Sunday, 30th December. The 80p entry price will apply to the Museum as a whole on Saturday and Sunday, 29th and 30th December. As always, entry is free for Jersey Heritage Members.