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Fairy folklore adventures this Easter →

During the Easter holidays, families can follow a new Fairy Folklore Adventures trail, kindly sponsored by Ogier. The trail is across all Jersey Heritage sites and there are 18 fairy doors to discover.

Archive retains accredited status →

Jersey Heritage is proud to announce that Jersey Archive has retained its status as a fully accredited archive under the criteria required by The National Archives Accreditation Scheme.

Sheep return to Hamptonne thanks to community support →

Sheep have returned to graze in the meadow after it was fenced off to keep the animals safe and secure. This was possible thanks to Jersey Water, who sponsored the large amount of fencing required, and the Probation Service Community Service scheme, whose clients carried out the work involved.

Archive shines spotlight on St Helier →

St Helier is the focus of a new series of monthly talks by Jersey Heritage called ‘What’s Your Town’s Story?’, which will look into well-known streets in the centre of Town to reveal the history and stories behind them.

Sites temporarily closed until January →

Jersey Heritage is closing all of its visitor sites and Jersey Archive to the public from close of business today until early January, in line with the latest restrictions from the Government of Jersey concerning the Coronavirus pandemic.

Heritage education programme scoops national award →

Jersey Heritage has won a prestigious national award for its educational work with schoolchildren at the ancient site of La Hougue Bie. The charity has been given a Sandford Award for Heritage Education and is one of only 13 heritage organisations to achieve the award this year.

75p entry to mark Liberation 75! →

Entry into Jersey Museum & Art Gallery will be just 75p between Christmas and New Year to mark the final few days of a year that celebrated 75 years since the Island was liberated from Occupation.

Telling Jersey’s stories to schoolchildren →

Storytelling for Schools, which is kindly sponsored by Ogier, starts next week (2 Nov) and will give KS2 pupils the opportunity to learn more about five historical stories before trying their hand at writing their own tales.

Cider traditions captured on canvas →

Three new paintings highlighting the significance of Jersey’s cider production and export industry are now on permanent display in the Cider Barn at Hamptonne Country Life Museum in St Lawrence.

Winter opening hours extended →

Jersey Heritage is extending its opening hours into the winter months as a thank you to its loyal Members for their support over the past few months and to encourage people to continue to visit the Castles and Museums to help them thrive.

It’s all about the apples! →

Autumn is here and although things are a little different this year, Jersey Heritage is still celebrating the apple harvest and the Island’s cider making tradition, and Islanders have been keen to show their support.

New café opens at Jersey Museum →

Jersey Heritage is excited to announce the opening of a new café/ restaurant at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery. The Yard officially opened its doors to the public today (Wednesday), offering a relaxed space for people to enjoy food and drink.

Pub Talks Become Pub Walks →

Jersey Heritage’s popular series of pub talks, Heritage on Tap, has been transformed into a series of walks this year to ensure it can continue under official guidelines surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic

Earliest art in British Isles and Ireland discovered in Jersey →

For the first time, archaeologists have analysed the ancient markings made on a group of flat stones, known as plaquettes, uncovered at Les Varines, Jersey, and believe they date from the late ice age – some 15,000 years ago. Image of plaquette from Natural History Museum