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La Cotte: help us to uncover its story →

A new fundraising campaign is raising money to enable archaeologists to return to one of the most important and iconic Ice Age sites in Europe – La Cotte de St Brelade at Ouaisné.

Jersey faces 100-year records backlog →

The Government of Jersey has been criticised by an independent panel for failing to properly protect records and for causing ‘unacceptable’ delays to access to public documents.

Longhouse shortlisted for award →

The Neolithic Longhouse at La Hougue Bie ­– a new attraction for visitors to the site and educational resource for schoolchildren – has been shortlisted for a prestigious Association of Heritage Interpretation (AHI) ‘Discover Heritage Award’.

Hawksford Castle Chase 2019 →

Jersey’s only lunchtime beach trail run is back. Now in its third year, the Hawksford Castle Chase 2019 will take place on Thursday, 26 September between 12pm-1.15pm. The annual event raises money for Jersey Heritage’s ‘Love Your Castle’ restoration project, which supports ongoing work to conserve and protect Elizabeth Castle.

Public asked to help protect ancient dolmens →

The Island’s heritage organisations have joined forces to appeal for the public’s help to protect Jersey’s ancient dolmen sites. It follows serious damage to La Hougue de Vinde at Noirmont, where a man was seen illegally using a metal detector and a trowel.

Family history festival to explore French connections →

Jersey Heritage is delighted to announce that its second Family History Festival will be taking place at the Jersey Archive from Friday to Sunday, 15 -17 March. The Archive will be open for the whole weekend between 9am – 4pm and the event includes free talks, tours and workshops.

Jersey Collection on display in America →

An exhibition that includes 21 original Claude Cahun images from Jersey has opened at the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) in San Francisco. Photo by Gary Sexton Photography

Historic environment resurvey results →

Just over 4,000 historical sites in Jersey are being safeguarded for the future following a major resurvey of the Island’s buildings and places. The resurvey was carried out between 2010 and 2017 and gave legal protection to sites through a formal Listing. The results are highlighted in Heritage Counts 2017, an annual audit of Jersey’s historic environment

Le Hocq Tower: new interpretation centre to open →

Le Hocq Tower in St Clement will open as a new interpretation centre next month, giving people the opportunity to find out more about the history and unique marine environment of this special corner of Jersey.

Popular Archive talks focus on women →

Jersey Heritage’s popular ‘What Your Street’s Story?’ series of talks will be renamed ‘What’s Her Street’s Story’ in 2019, to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage in the Island.

Entry price goes back to the 80s →

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!

Free Memory Box App Launched →

A new app designed to help older Islanders reconnect with their memories has been launched by Jersey Heritage with support from Channel Islands Lottery and the Association of Jersey Charities.