Uncover stories of Jersey’s colourful history, from the Ice Age to the German Occupation.

The Jersey Tourist Information Centre is located at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery Merchant's House.


Opening Times

Opening Times

2017
9 April to 29 October - Monday to Saturday - 8:30am - 5pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm
30 October to 23 December - Monday to Saturday 9am to 4pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm
27 December to 30 December- Daily 9am to 4pm
Closed:
Sunday 1 January 2017
Sunday 24 December 2017
Monday 25 December 2017
Tuesday 26 December 2017
Sunday 31 December 2017
Monday 1 January 2018


Admission Prices

2017 Pricing

Members

Adult

(16+)

Child (6 to 16)

Senior

(65+)

Student (16+) in full time education or holds a student card Family TIcket (2 adults 2 children)
FREE £9.95 £5.55 £8.80 £5.55 £27.90

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

Discounts

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 4 for 3 pass
Location

Location

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

Latitude: 49.182527412543855, Longitude: 2.1071621775627136


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 Jersey Tourist Information Centre is located at Jersey Museum  & Art Gallery, Merchant's House.

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 (opens 1 April)

3) See the Lillie Langtry pieces on display

4) Take a look at the Story of Jersey Treasures

5) Make a Memory Jar in our brand new ‘Storymakers’ exhibition

Heritage Detective 

Come on a mission with Jersey Heritage. If you can find the secrets and stories hidden at our sites you could win a Heritage Detective Award.

Download your trail  here.

 

Exhibitions

Link Gallery

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

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 

Storymakers - where people make history. - from 27 May to 31 December.

This new community exhibition celebrates people's passion for the past and the ways in which they engage with Jersey’s heritage. Whether that is making a pilgrimage to Elizabeth Castle on St Helier's Day or taking part in a re-enactment of the Battle of Jersey in the Royal Square. Find out more.

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: The Merchant House Brasserie is at the entrance to the museum to make a reservation call +44 (0) 1534 510069

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)


Link Gallery Exhibitions ->

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

Living History at Jersey Museum Merchant's House ->

Meet the Victorian Housekeeper every Wednesday in the Merchant's House.