Meet the Collections

Red cross parcel from 1940s Young Queen Elizabeth II on coronation tin Vanity case from collection

    Your chance to see some of the unique, beautiful, unusual and sometimes commonplace objects, works of art, archives, textiles and archaeological material cared for by Jersey Heritage, dating from the Ice Age to the present day.

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    Jersey Archive

    The collections that Jersey Heritage look after comprise hundreds of thousands of items, including archaeology, social history objects, art and archive material. The majority of these collections are stored in one of our object stores or at the Jersey Archive, while some items can be seen on display at our visitor sites.

    Our ‘Meet the Collections’ events will give members of the public the opportunity to see some of the fascinating items in our collections that are not usually on display at one of our sites. With a different theme each month, our collections team will be selecting some of their favourite objects to show and will be on hand at these events to talk to the public about what these objects are, where they came from and what they can tell us about our Island’s history.

    Come along and see something different from the collection. All events will be open from 10am-2pm and are free to attend.


    1 October at Jersey Archive
    All things maritime, from marine salvage and archaeology to model ships and shipping charts.

    5 November at Jersey Archive
    Telling the story of the Island’s proud military history with items ranging from the 17th Century through to the 20th Century.

    3 December at Jersey Archive
    Images and artefacts, from shop signs to paper bags. Come along to reminisce and share your stories of shopping in times gone by.