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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    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.


    11 June at Jersey Archive
    To coincide with the Queen’s platinum jubilee, we will be showcasing an assortment of items from the collection associated with the Queen, previous monarchs and past Royal Visits.

    23 July at Sir Francis Cook Gallery
    As part of the CBA Festival of Archaeology, come and see some of the archaeological treasures in the collection, with our Curator of Archaeology and Finds Officer on hand to talk about the different items.

    13 August at Sir Francis Cook Gallery
    With the Commonwealth Games taking place this summer, we will be showing a range of sporting goods from our collection, from medals to equipment to records of sports events

    3 September at Sir Francis Cook Gallery
    Featuring a range of items from the Victorian period to the late 20th century, including toys, children’s books, school equipment and records.

    1 October at Sir Francis Cook Gallery
    All things maritime, from marine salvage and archaeology to model ships and shipping charts.

    5 November at Sir Francis Cook Gallery
    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 Sir Francis Cook Gallery
    Images and artefacts, from shop signs to paper bags. Come along to reminisce and share your stories of shopping in times gone by.