Jersey Heritage visitor sites will reopen next week as a result of the changes to official restrictions announced last night that allow indoor visitor attractions to open to the public from Wednesday (27th).
The charity will operate under its usual winter opening hours, with Jersey Museum & Art Gallery open daily from Wednesday, where the People Make Jersey and Liberation 75 – A Day to Remember exhibitions continue. Mont Orgueil will be open on Saturday, 30 January and then Friday to Mondays from 5 February, and the Maritime Museum on Sundays from 31 January. Hamptonne, Elizabeth Castle and La Hougue Bie remain closed until the new season starts in March. Ahead of these changes, the grounds of Mont Orgueil are open to the public tomorrow (23rd) and the grounds of La Hougue Bie are open on Sunday (24th).
Jersey Archive will also reopen to the public from Wednesday and resume its usual opening hours of Tuesday to Thursdays and every third Saturday of the month. Slots must be pre-booked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 833300.
Ongoing restrictions for gatherings mean that the next Archive workshop in February about researching house history will be online. It is hoped that future workshops will be in-person at the Archive, as planned. The What’s Your Town’s Story? series of talks remains online for the whole of 2021.
Louise Downie, Jersey Heritage’s Director of Curation & Experience, said: “We are very happy to be able to reopen our sites to the public. We’d like to thank our staff for being on standby during the past few weeks and for keeping the sites clean and ready – it will be a delight to open the gates and welcome visitors back so that they can experience and enjoy the Island’s heritage in person.”
Although La Hougue Bie will not reopen until March, The Tearooms run by Beresford Street Kitchen at the site is open daily for takeaways, as is The Yard at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery. The café at Mont Orgueil remains closed for the winter but complimentary tea and coffee is available for visitors.