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. The celebrations, which take place live and online on Saturday (18th), include a series of free online talks, as well as the opportunity to take a virtual tour of the newly-completed £3.5 million Archive extension.

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.

Our Favourite Archives

Since the Jersey Archive opened in 2020 well over a million archive documents have been transferred to our care. To celebrate 20 years since the Jersey Archive opened our expert staff have chosen their favourites, the papers, photographs and parchments that tell the stories of Jersey’s past.

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