A small group of people sit at a table doing a colouring project

Community Outreach

Our outreach work shares and celebrates our Island story
throughout our community

Working with our local partners helps us to understand and connect with each other and with our Island – its amazing places, people and stories.

We’ve been working with the clients and residents of Andium Homes, Jersey Mencap, the Youth Service, Age Concern, Headway and La Moye Prison, just to name a few.

Our programme for 2024 sees the following projects taking shape:

  • Colour our Collection – Get creative with colouring sheets based on paintings in our collection whilst we share the stories of that painting.
  • Citizen Curator: ‘Your Connection to our Collection’ – Choose an item that you are drawn to. Then, take part in a creative writing workshop based on the objects that you have chosen in order to create two community exhibitions in 2024.
  • Loans Boxes & Talks – We have a selection of objects that we can bring to you. Looking at objects, wondering at their use, sharing memories and telling stories can help people connect with each other.
  • Cold War Bunker Tours – Come and visit our Cold War Bunker. From gas masks and radiation suits to Geiger counters, maps and emergency procedures, the bunker has been frozen in time since it was abandoned when the threat had passed. The bunker is a reminder of the impact the Cold War and the threat of a nuclear attack had on the lives of the Islanders and the rest of the world.

Some of the projects that we have facilitated have included taking our ‘What’s your Street Story’ talks to the residents of Andium Homes as a way of connecting locals to the areas in which they live.

A small group of people watch at talk in a glass roofed building

We have run several art workshops with the members of Jersey Mencap, with the focus being on a local Jersey Artist or a painting from our collection.

A number of people hold up artwork they have completed

There is also the opportunity to visit sites like the ‘Cold War Bunker’ that has been untouched since the 1980’s.

A large group of people stand around a long table with maps on the wall


If you would like us to come to you to share our stories with members of our community, please get in touch with our Outreach Curator


La Cotte

At La Cotte de St Brelade (La Cotte) in Jersey, appearances are deceptive but there is more to it than meets the eye.


Dwarf Red Deer

Jersey Heritage has some rather unusual red deer bones on display at Jersey Museum.


Cider making in Jersey

Apple orchards and cider-making are an intrinsic part of our history, having once shaped the landscape, culture and economy of the Island.


Castles of Jersey

Why has Jersey been one of the most heavily fortified parts of the British Isles?


Claude Cahun and Jersey

Claude Cahun (1894-1954) was an artist, photographer and writer. She is best known today for her surreal self-portrait photographs.