Start your island adventure at the Visitor Centre at Jersey Museum and Art Gallery. Discover Jersey with a free viewing of the 'Story of Jersey' film.

Opening Times

Opening Times


5 November -30 December - 9am - 4pm - Monday to Saturday
Sundays 10am - 4pm

01 January 2018
24 - 26 December 2018
31 December 2018

Admission Prices

2018 Pricing




Child (6 to 16)



Student (16+) in full time education or holds a student card Family TIcket (2 adults 2 children)
FREE £9.95 £5.75 £9.10 £5.75 £28.70

Free admission to children under 6 years old

Find out about the Heritage Pass - Unlimited access to 4 must see attractions for the price of 3


15% discount for pre booked groups of 6 or more adults or seniors. Please book in advance by going online at

·         10% discount for non pre booked groups of 6 or more adults or seniors (at VSA discretion)  .

·         Students and children no group booking discount

Jersey Heritage welcomes the following Reciprocal Agreements:

  • Museums Association Members
  • International Council of Museums (ICOM) members
  • Alderney Society / Museum ticket holders
  • Guernsey Discovery Pass Holders. (Jersey Museum Only)
  • National Art Collection Fund card - Elizabeth Castle / Mont Orgueil / Jersey Museum
  • Friends of Manx National Heritage
Jersey Heritage 4 for 3 pass


The Weighbridge, St Helier, JE2 3NG For more information call +44 (0)1534 633300

Latitude: 49.182527412543855, Longitude: 2.1071621775627136

Start your island adventure at the Visitor Centre at Jersey Museum. Discover Jersey with a free viewing of the 'Story of Jersey' film. Take in our free exhibits on the ground floor, meet your tour guide, or relax and unwind with a coffee at the Museum Courtyard Bar and Bisto with free wifi and plan your stay at your own pace.

Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, Merchant's House presents history from 250,000 years ago when the first people arrived in Jersey and continues through the centuries to explore the factors that have shaped this unique Island and the people who live here. Find out about Jersey’s link with the English Crown despite being so close to France; listen to Jèrriais( Jersey-French) being spoken; learn about the Island's traditional farming industry and watch fascinating archive footage of the early years of tourism. 

Step inside the beautifully restored Merchant’s House and enter the drama of a Victorian family in crisis. On the evening of 27th August 1869, a momentous decision was taken by the family that lived at No 9 Pier Road. Dr Charles Ginestet persuaded his wife Jeanne that they should abandon their beautiful home and flee to France to start a new life. They would be leaving behind friends and family but also a nightmare of debts and legal proceeding.

The Story of Jersey has won the Visit England ‘Best Told Story’ Accolade.  

New to the Story of Jersey exhibition is the illustrated ‘Journal of Jean Chevalier’ iBook. You can read it on an iPad mounted next to the actual 1,000 page manuscript that Jean Chevalier wrote from 1643 to 1651, during the English Civil War.  The iBook will tell you about the life and times of Jersey during this tempestuous era. You can also download it onto an Apple device using the iBooks app.


Top 5 things to do at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, Merchant's House

1) Go back in time to the 19th century with a visit to the beautifully restored, gas-lit Merchant’s House.

2) Discover 1980s Jersey in our new exhibition

3) See the Lillie Langtry pieces on display

4) Take a look at the Story of Jersey Treasures

5) Visit our FREE exhibition: Jersey Reaches Out - 50 years of overseas aid.



Link Gallery

A new local artist displays their work every month.  Find out more here. 

Bergerac’s Island - Jersey in the 1980s


The 1980s were a decade of people power and individuality. World-changing events were led by public opinion and the need to change an unfair world. The most momentous of these changes was the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, reuniting a divided Germany. International protests and campaigns led to the eventual release of anti-apartheid campaigner Nelson Mandela. The world was changing and people became much more aware of the need to look after it.

This exhibition looks at how we felt about what was happening in the world and Jersey in the 1980s. Find out more here.  Supported by Channel 103


John de Veulle Gallery - Jersey Reaches Out - 50 years of overseas aid.   - Free admission (opens 29 March)

Jersey has been funding international aid and development since 1968 and this philanthropy abroad has had an enormous impact. This exhibition marks 50 years of overseas aid by looking at some of the current projects being funded by Jersey. Discover the amazing story of the Jersey Cow and how it is helping improve lives in Rwanda. Take a Virtual Reality tour of a flying eye hospital and join a lesson in an African classroom.

Sponsored by Minerva

Visual Story

Download our Visual Story for Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, Merchant's House.  This is a helpful guide to what to expect on a visit and has been produced in consultation with Autism Jersey.


Facilities and Access

Payment: On arrival, by cash (Sterling or Euros accepted), credit/debit card (not Diners Club or American Express)

Organised groups: 15% discount for groups of 6 or more adults or seniors. Please book in advance by completing the form here.

Entrance and parking: Located at the Weighbridge St Helier near the Royal Yacht Hotel. No on-site car park but parking for cyclists. Public parking in Pier Road.

Buses and cycle routes: Any bus to Liberation Station.  Follow any cycle route for St Helier

Refreshments:  A café and restaurant are on the premises

Gift Shop: The Jersey Heritage gift shop, selling gifts and souvenirs relating to the collection and Genuine Jersey products, the gift shop is located at the museum and is open to both visitors and passers by.

Access arrangements: Disabled access to all floors

Dogs: No dogs allowed, except Guide Dogs

Hearing loop available at reception and a portable hearing loop is available for groups if requested in advance

Access Statement

Read our access statement for Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, Merchant's House (.docx version)

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Link Gallery Exhibitions ->

The Link Gallery hosts a rolling programme of local artists exhibiting their latest work. These exhibitions are always free to access.