All of Jersey Heritage’s sites will be closed to the public on Thursday (2nd) due to the severe weather forecast as a result of Storm Ciaran.

The sites closing include Jersey Museum, Art Gallery & Victorian House, Hamptonne Country Life Museum, Mont Orgueil Castle, the Maritime Museum and La Hougue Bie, as well as Jersey Archive. Elizabeth Castle is already closed for the winter.

The decision to close the sites follows official safety advice issued today by the Government of Jersey in light of the significant risks posed by the storm. The charity’s offices will also be shut on Thursday and staff are being asked to work from home.

A decision about whether to reopen the sites and offices on Friday (3rd) will be made once any damage and potential ongoing risks have been assessed.

Jon Carter, Jersey Heritage’s Chief Executive, said: “Our first priority is always the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors. In light of the Government’s safety advice issued today, we have taken the decision to close all of our sites and offices on Thursday. In the meantime, we are battening down the hatches at each of our sites to help to prevent any potential damage. We have a robust disaster plan in place to deal with any emergencies that could arise as a result of Storm Ciaran.”

The visitor sites and offices will be open as usual tomorrow (1st).