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Family History Festival is postponed →

Jersey Heritage regrets to announce the postponement of the Family History Festival 2020, which was due to take place at Jersey Archive this coming weekend (20-22 March).

Jersey Big Weekend →

Be part of the first ever Big Weekend on 28 & 29 March and you could win FREE tickets for you and your family to take part in an adrenaline fuelled adventure or discover one of Jersey's hidden gems.

Come and record your Jersey story →

How did you and your family end up living in Jersey? Have you lived here all your life or did you arrive a few years ago? Whatever the answer, Jersey Heritage would like to hear from you.

Community time for rarely-seen collection pieces →

Islanders – young and old – are being given an opportunity to “meet” rarely-seen items stored by Jersey Heritage, as the collections are opened up to the public and also head out into primary schools.

'Lib 75' inspires popular Archive talks →

Jersey Heritage's popular 'What's Your Street's Occupation Story?' series of talks has a new theme for 2020, taking inspiration from the 75th anniversary of Liberation this year.

Come to Jersey Museum for just £1 →

Entry into Jersey Museum & Art Gallery will be just £1 over the last weekend of the year to mark the final few days of the ‘Handmade Jersey – A Work in Progress’ exhibition.

Christmas market, baggywrinkles and Bergerac! →

There is plenty going on at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery this weekend, including Jersey Heritage’s popular ‘A Victorian Christmas’ market, baggywrinkle-making and the chance to meet stars from ’80s TV series Bergerac!

Le Hocq Tower – first season a success →

Le Hocq Tower in St Clement has proved to be a hit with the public, with nearly 1,000 people taking the opportunity to look inside the Tower during its first season as an interpretation centre.

Heritage Lets: take a look inside! →

The doors to Jersey Heritage’s unique holiday accommodation will be open to the public on Sunday, 17 November for the 2019 ‘Heritage Lets Open Day’.

Sculpture Restoration →

We are currently working with local companies to repair a sculpture and improve a water feature in a pond in the Jersey Museum courtyard.

Any French roots in the family?…. →

Does your family have any French heritage? Would you like to trace your family’s French roots? Jersey Heritage is looking for Islanders who would like to do just that!

NEOLITHIC LONGHOUSE WINS AWARD! →

The Neolithic Longhouse at La Hougue Bie is officially award-winning! It scooped the ‘Volunteer and Community Projects’ category at last week’s prestigious Association of Heritage Interpretation (AHI) Discover Heritage Awards 2019 in England.

Whole school heads to Castle for the day →

The whole of St John’s Primary School will be spending the day at Elizabeth Castle, with students immersing themselves in the history of one of Jersey’s most iconic landmarks

Come and “meet” rarely-seen objects →

Rarely-seen objects and documents will be on display as part of an exciting new series called ‘Meet the Collections’, which is being launched by Jersey Heritage this month.

Excavations restart at La Cotte →

Archaeologists return to La Cotte de St Brelade at Ouaisné next week to restart excavations and begin an exciting new phase of discovery at the iconic Ice Age site.