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Sir Francis Cook Gallery

Gal’lie à Messire Francis Cook

Open for special events during the year

The building was bequeathed to Jersey Heritage in 1984 by Brenda, Lady Cook. The Gallery is named after her husband – an artist, musician and art historian, Sir Francis Cook. Sir Francis moved to Jersey in 1948. In the 1970s, he bought the former Methodist chapel at Augres, which he began to convert to a studio and gallery. The conversion remained unfinished at his death, and in 1984 his widow Brenda, Lady Cook, made a donation of 1,200 paintings to Jersey Heritage, along with the property.

A programme at the Gallery called Meet the Collections allows visitors to see some of the museum collections which might otherwise be in store. During these open days visitors can also see some of the paintings by Sir Francis Cook bequeathed to Jersey Heritage by Brenda, Lady Cook.


Meet the Collections

With a different theme each month, our collections team will be selecting some of their favourite objects to show you and will be on hand to tell you about these objects, where they came from and what they can tell us about our Island’s history.

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Jersey Museum, Art Gallery & Victorian House

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Mont Orgueil Castle

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What's On

Meet the Collections

Behind the scenes to look at objects and artwork in our collection.