TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
Free admission to children under 6 years old
(6 to 16)
(2 adults 2 children)
Find out about the Heritage Pass - Unlimited access to 4 must see attractions for the price of 3
Passes are available to buy at all Jersey Heritage sites or on line HERE from 18 March to 1 November 2020
15% discount for pre booked groups of 6 or more adults or seniors. Please book in advance by going online at jerseyheritage.org
· 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
The Weighbridge, St Helier, JE2 3NG For more information call +44 (0)1534 633300
Latitude: 49.182832, Longitude: -2.107164
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 Bistro 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 Victorian 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.
A fresh look at prosperity and finance - display in the Story of Jersey Exhibition.
Over time, the people of Jersey have proven themselves to be shrewd, hard-working, adaptable and forward-thinking. This, along with a degree of good fortune, has created extended periods of economic buoyancy during the Island’s history. ‘A Prosperous Island’ tells the story of this prosperity, focusing on the key points in time that have had an impact on shaping the Island we know today. Sponsored by Jersey Finance.
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
1) Go back in time to the 19th century with a visit to the beautifully restored, gas-lit Victorian House.
2) Enjoy the free exhibition and film
3) See the Lillie Langtry pieces on display
4) Take a look at the Story of Jersey Treasures
5) Explore our new exhibitions
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
Read our access statement for Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, Merchant's House (.docx version)