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

About Jersey Archive

Jersey Archive opened its award-winning building in Clarence Road, St Helier, on 24 July 2000, tasked with preserving the Island’s unique archival heritage and making this heritage available to the local, national and international community.

Twenty years on, the Archive now holds 790 cubic metres of records containing the stories of over 350,000 people who have lived in or are connected to the Island and its 50,000 houses, streets and places.

A Brief History of Jersey’s Archives

As part of our 20th anniversary celebrations, find out more about the history of Jersey’s archives and the establishment of an archive service for Jersey in 1993. Discover more about the goals of the service and our development from a single office at Jersey Museum to the current award-winning Jersey Archive building. You might see some familiar faces of staff along the way! 

Virtual Tour of the New Strongrooms

Join us on a virtual tour of the Jersey Archive extension, which was completed in 2020. See behind the scenes as we show you our new strongrooms, cleaning and quarantine rooms. This project will allow us to collect physical and digital records for many years to come.

Ask the Staff – Panel Session

Our Archive professional staff answered  your questions about the preservation of and access to Jersey’s archives.  Please note that this is a recorded session and live questions are not available on the recording.