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WANTED: a sailing carpenter with an interest in history! →

Ship building is no longer one of Jersey’s economic staples but the Island does have plenty of historic boats that tell stories of times gone by – and Jersey Heritage is looking for someone with the skills to look after this special fleet.

Calling all Heritage Detectives! →

The Heritage Detective summer trails, which are kindly supported by Lloyds Bank International, have been specially created for the school holidays and challenge children to find clues and complete activities by exploring the visitor sites and looking closely at exhibits.

Archive celebrates 20th anniversary →

Jersey Heritage is celebrating two decades of preservation and access to archives this weekend as it marks the 20th anniversary of Jersey Archive opening to the public.

New exhibition explores immigration and community →

A new exhibition called ‘People Make Jersey – our stories of immigration’, opens at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery on Wednesday (24th) when the visitor site reopens to the public for the first time in nearly three months.

Visitors sites to reopen fully →

Islanders will soon be able to enjoy all of Jersey Heritage’s visitor sites again, as well as visiting Jersey Archive, as a programme to reopen them fully to the public is rolled out over the next two weeks.

Hug a tree this weekend! →

Young Islanders are being encouraged to go green and embrace the natural environment this weekend, as part of Jersey Heritage’s latest Discovery Day, Trees Please.

Plans for new farming museum at Hamptonne →

A new museum space, dedicated to the Island’s farming heritage, is being proposed for Hamptonne Country Life Museum in St Lawrence. If approved, the building will be home to old and contemporary farming stories, interpreted and brought to life through the wealth of agricultural objects in Jersey Heritage’s collections, cared for on behalf of Société Jersiaise.

New online content to celebrate Lib 75 →

New and previously unrecorded first-person accounts of Liberation Day in 1945 have been made available by Jersey Heritage to mark the 75th anniversary celebrations this weekend.

Digital survey: new heritage sites revealed? →

A comprehensive digital survey of Jersey’s landscape has been completed and is expected to reveal for the first time the full extent of the Island’s incredible archaeological heritage.

Live webinars to deliver Archive talks →

Jersey Heritage is holding a series of live webinars over the coming weeks to enable it to continue delivering its archives talks and connecting with Archive users during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Introducing 'Heritage at Home' →

Jersey Heritage has launched a new online hub called ‘Heritage at Home’ so that it can continue to share the Island’s history as widely as possible.

Sites closed due to Coronavirus →

Jersey Heritage is closing all of its visitor sites and Jersey Archive to the public with immediate effect following the latest advice from the Government of Jersey for Islanders about the Coronavirus outbreak.

Delay to sites opening for the season →

Jersey Heritage regrets to announce a delay to the planned opening of its sites for the start of the new season. The decision has been made as a result of the current situation regarding the Coronavirus outbreak.