ersey Museum family explore Geopark exhibit

Jersey Museum & Art Gallery and Victorian House

Mûsée d'Jèrri et Gal'lie d'Art et Maîson Victorienne

In the heart of St Helier you’ll discover the story of Jersey    

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Discover the story of Jersey for free on the Ground Floor of our Museum

There’s more to discover (admission prices apply) upstairs, including our exhibition: People! Power! Protest!

Discover the story of Jersey for free on the Ground Floor of our Art Gallery and Museum. Watch our Story of Jersey film and visit the Aspiring Jersey Island Geopark Visitor Centre  and the Link Gallery.

There’s more to discover (admission prices apply) upstairs, including our exhibition: People! Power! Protest!  You can take a timeline journey from 250,000 years ago – when the first people arrived in Jersey – to explore what has shaped this unique Island. Find out about Jersey’s link with the English Crown, despite being so close to France; listen to Jèrriais (the Jersey language) being spoken; learn about the Island’s traditional farming industry and watch some fascinating archive footage of the early years of Jersey tourism. Admire a portrait of Lillie Langtry by Sir John Everett Millais.

Step inside the beautifully restored, gaslit, Victorian House and learn the story of a Victorian family in crisis as Dr Charles Ginestet abandons their beautiful home and flees to France to start a new life.  On the ground floor of the Victorian House visit our exhibition Trade Roots, a powerful exhibition that examines the evidence of the Island’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade.

Heritage Pass

4 sites for the price of 3

Enjoy wonderful days out at Jersey’s spectacular castles, historic houses and fascinating museums.  Offering great value for money, the Jersey Heritage Pass gives unlimited access to 4 sites for the price of 3 and are valid for 7 days.

Passes are available to buy at Jersey Heritage sites.

Adult (16+): £40.55

Senior (65+): £36.60

Child/Student: £26.90

Family: 2 adults & 2 children £121.95

Children under six are free

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On display in the Story of Jersey at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery

In 2010, 15,000 years after the first pioneer hunter-gatherers arrived in Jersey, archaeologists came to the area of Les Varines to the south-east of the Island, where stone artefacts had been discovered after the fields were ploughed. Excavations took place over the next eight years. They revealed hearths, paving stones of a camp and thousands of flint tools left behind by the hunters. Ten fragile fragments of engraved stone were also discovered, each marked with abstract designs. This display tells the story of the pioneer people, and investigates the meaning of these mysterious stones, which have been described as the earliest art forms to have yet been discovered in the British Isles.

Places to Visit

Hamptonne Country Life Museum

A picturesque country farm estate from the 15th century sharing the story of Jersey’s rural life.

Places to Visit

La Hougue Bie

A peaceful and ancient site where you can visit one of the oldest buildings in the world.

Places to Visit

Mont Orgueil Castle

A medieval castle with links to the English Crown and amazing views across to France.

Walk

The Yard Walk

Explore the history of St Helier with this guided walk which starts and ends at The Yard at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery.

Victorian House Jersey Museum bride and groom kiss

Weddings

Getting married?

Victorian House provides an alternative style venue for you to create the Jersey wedding that suits you, and your partner.

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