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Our Island story is rich and varied, fascinating and rare. It’s the narrative of our lives and those who came before us; providing context to who we are and the Island we live in. When something is so important, we must come together to protect it.

Jersey Heritage is Gardien of our Island story. We care for it, promote access to it, bring imagination to telling its stories and inspire others to do the same. As a charity, we can only do this with your support. Through memberships, donations, volunteering and visits we will continue to preserve the Island’s memory and inspire people to create a better Island for everyone.



the difference we make

Connecting the present with the past

Connecting the present with the past

Many Islanders live alone or in residential homes, often disconnected and lonely. Providing opportunities for them to talk, remember, laugh and reconnect helps them maintain a vital sense of identity in sometimes unfamiliar surroundings. 

Our Reminiscence sessions involve taking household, farming and occupation objects from our Museum Store at Augres to care homes across Jersey. Jason and Stuart from our Archive Team spend time talking about the objects with the residents. There’s plenty of laughter and sometimes tears, the sharing of fond memories and the telling of amazing personal stories. These sessions are vital to so many in our community.

Help us host more of these sessions. Together we can make a positive difference for more of our elderly Island residents.

Inspiring future generations

Inspiring future generations

Teaching history to children matters. Each year Jersey Heritage commits to reach every Jersey primary school child through our learning programmes and fun interactive heritage packs. Providing materials that give learning a local relevance, we continue to support teachers and parents to introduce more than 6,000 children to our rich and fascinating past.

Our self-guided classes for different Key Stage groups help teachers navigate our six fantastic Heritage sites. From Pirates to Victorians, Neolithic to Occupation, learning material linked to each site is freely available as PDF downloads from our website. Thanks to the work we do, our children grow up with a stronger sense of identity and an understanding of the Island they live in.

Breathing new life into old buildings

Breathing new life into old buildings

For twenty years we’ve breathed new life into 14 unique forts and towers. Opening them up as holiday lets enables hundreds of visitors a year to reconnect with some of our most intriguing and magnificent built heritage. An opportunity to share stories and create special memories with family and friends. Every penny of income from these stays is reinvested in the Heritage Lets programme, creating a positive cycle of regeneration.

2019 sees the opening of Archirondel Tower. The project has had huge logistical challenges due to its coastal location and 10-inch-thick concrete roof engineered by German Occupying Forces. We’ve risen to the challenge and, once finished, up to four guests will enjoy this magical east coast renovation.

Help us keep the stories of these special and often ancient landmarks alive by staying with us.