One of the ten oldest buildings in the world. Enter into one of Europe’s finest passage graves and discover Jersey’s neolithic history.


Opening Times

Opening Times

2019
Open daily from 29 March to 3 November - 10am to 5pm

Closed
1 January to 28 March
4 November to 31 December


Admission Prices

Members Adult (16+) Child (6 to 16) Senior (65+) Student (16+) Family Ticket (2 adults 2 children)
FREE £9.55 £6.15 £8.55 £6.15 £28.55

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 29 March 2019 to 3 November 2019.

Free admission to children under 6 years old

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 welcomes the following Reciprocal Agreements:

  • Museums Association Members
  • International Council of Museums (ICOM) members
  • Alderney Society / Museum ticket holders
  • Friends of Manx National Heritage
Jersey Heritage 4 for 3 pass
Location

Location

La Route de la Hougue Bie, Grouville, JE3 9HQ. For more information call +44 (0)1534 853 823

Latitude: 49.201233, Longitude: -2.063964


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La Hougue Bie delivers a truly memorable experience that is at once thought provoking and peaceful. The site features one of Europe's finest passage graves where you can learn about life in Jersey's Neolithic community 6,000 years ago. A medieval chapel sits on top of the prehistoric mound and dolmen dominating this tranquil and spiritual site. Unlike many other dolmens you can stand inside the chamber of the passage grave and feel the heart of this place of worship.  

Ancient treasures are waiting to be found in the geology and archaeology museum, including coin hoards, axes, swords and spears. You’ll also discover a command bunker built during the German Occupation, housing a unique memorial to the slave-workers who were brought to the Channel Islands by invading Nazi forces during the Second World War.  

See the world’s largest Celtic coin hoard on display at La Hougue Bie. View some of the gold and silver treasures found in the hoard and watch conservators as they painstakingly excavate more coins and treasure from the hoard.

New for this year - at La Hougue is a 20-metre-long, replica Neolithic Longhouse which has been built by a team of volunteers using traditional tools and authentic Neolithic techniques, including mud daubing, thatching, bark-stripping and making cordage from stinging nettles and brambles. Experience life in Neolithic Jersey.


La Hougue Bie has a large picnic area where you can enjoy a day out amongst the beautiful and peaceful surroundings.

 

Exhibition - Treasure - Revealing the Secrets of the Hoard

During the summer of 2012 two men, using metal detectors, discovered ancient treasure in a field in Jersey. This treasure of compacted coins and jewellery had lain hidden for 3,000 years.

Conservators have now excavated the hoard and found some truly amazing treasures including gold torques and silver ingots.  Now the real journey of discovery begins as we start to look at why the hoard was buried, by whom and when, following clues revealed by the contents of the hoard.  Find out more.

Sponsored by Benest & Syvret.

 

Top 5 things to do at La Hougue Bie Museum

1) Go inside Europe's finest example of a Neolithic Passage Grave

2) Explore the new Neolithic Longhouse, built by our volunteers

3) Climb the hill to see the Medieval Chapel.

4) Take some time to reflect at the World War II Slave Worker memorial.

5) Archaeology Museum telling the story of Islanders from ¼ million years ago up to the end of the Roman period.

 

Read more about the impressive Prince's Tower once situated at the site.

You can take a virtual tour of Jersey's spiritual landscape by downloading the free audio tour from the tours and trails section on the website.

Aerial images with thanks to Chris Brookes.

 

Visual Story

Download our Visual Story for La Hougue Bie. 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: Car park on site

Buses and cycle routes: Route number 13 stops outside La Hougue Bie. Jersey cycle routes 3 and 8

Refreshments: Hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice creams available. La Hougue Bie has a large picnic area where you can enjoy a day out amongst the beautiful and peaceful surroundings. 

Gift Shop: The Jersey Heritage gift shop, selling gifts and souvenirs relating to the site and to Jersey, is located on site and is open to visitors and passers by.

Guide Book: A souvenir guide book is available to buy on site or from the downloads and publications section of the website.

Access arrangements: There is limited disabled access at the site

Dogs: No dogs allowed, except Guide Dogs

La Hougue Bie (Visitor Attraction) has achieved a Gold level in the Green Tourism Scheme , for more information on the scheme please go to the Green Tourism website.

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 La Hougue Bie (.docx version).





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Treasure - Revealing the Secrets of the Hoard ->

The real journey of discovery begins as we start to look at why the hoard was buried, by whom and when, following clues revealed by the contents of the hoard.