2 January to 8 April - Monday to Saturday - 9am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm
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
Sunday 1 January 2017
Sunday 24 December 2017
Monday 25 December 2017
Tuesday 26 December 2017
Sunday 31 December 2017
Monday 1 January 2018
|Child (6 to 16)
|Student (16+) in full time education or holds a student card
||Family TIcket (2 adults 2 children)
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 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
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.
The Story of Jersey has won the Visit England ‘Best Told Story’ Accolade.
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.
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) Visit the Blampied exhibition and discover a quintessential Jersey artist
Heritage Detective Trails
Test your power of observation and become a Heritage detective – work your way around the 6 sites to see if you can spot all of the images on each trail. Each image is a photographic detail of a piece of art, an object or part of a building.
It's not too easy for big kids and not too difficult for the little ones!
Download your trail here.
Edmund Blampied - Pencil, paint and print - Until May 2017
Edmund Blampied (1886-1966) is the quintessential Jersey artist, he captured the spirit of the Jersey way of life and people, particularly in his rural scenes. He is probably the artist whose work has most influenced the idea of what Jersey is about. He produced many images of people at work - collecting vraic (seaweed) from the seashore or driving cows home in the rain. He depicted scenes of Island life as many would like to remember it, often concentrating on images of country people at work Sponsored by Credit Suisse
A new local artist displays their work every month. Find out more here.
Bergerac’s Island - Jersey in the 1980s
his 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
Read our access statement for Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, Merchant's House (.docx version)