Close up of some Coriosolitae coins

Our collections

We care for the Island’s collections of archaeology, archives, art and social history. We hold over 750,000 objects and documents that tell the story of our Island

Who we are

I am Gardien

Jersey Archive finger points to important docuement

The Island’s collection

Our team manage vast collections, featuring everything from modern objects, to some of the first man-made items on record in Jersey, which are over 150,000 years old. We carefully manage a huge archive of documents that are absolutely essential to understand those who came before us. We uncover wonderful treasures from our past, that make their way to carefully researched and curated exhibitions, that you can enjoy.

We collect, document, preserve and make widely accessible unique collections of artefacts, works of art, archival material, specimens and information relating to the history, culture and environment of the Bailiwick of Jersey, find out how you can donate to the Island’s collection.


Archives and Collections Online

Discover more about our collections by searching the online catalogue which contains over 750,000 descriptions of the unique documents and objects that we care for.

The online catalogue allows you to explore digital images of many of our collections from wherever you are in world. This includes resources for family and social history, photographs from the Jersey Evening Post and Société Jersiaise archives, images of our object and art collections in store and archaeological finds.

Start your research now

Places to Visit

Sir Francis Cook Gallery

Open for special events during the year.


Claude Cahun and Jersey

Claude Cahun (1894-1954) was an artist, photographer and writer. She is best known today for her surreal self-portrait photographs.


Family history research

Get started researching your family history in Jersey


The Brighton Road tragedy

Donna Le Marrec, who works for the National Trust Jersey, uncovered surprising and tragic stories in her family tree.