Exhibition space with colourful walls

Bouan Appétit!

Our exhibition will give you plenty of food for thought!

We are what we eat! An exhibition celebrating Jersey’s rich heritage of farming, fishing and food


  • 15 July 2023 - 30 December 2024
  • Jersey Museum, Art Gallery & Victorian House

Our Island identity is shaped by the landscape, our south-facing côtils, the sea that surrounds us. From our iconic Jersey Royal potatoes to our world-famous Jersey cows to our stunning shellfish, Jersey is celebrated for its food.

Step back in time to find an Island covered in apple orchards when cider was our major export, explore the future of farming in an Island with a growing population, and discover some of our local specialities like the famous ‘merveille’ or Jersey wonder.


Hedge Veg

Jersey has a long tradition of roadside honesty stalls – or ‘hedge veg’ – where growers trust passers-by to pay for their potatoes, eggs and more. The numbers of these stalls increased during the pandemic when Islanders preferred to shop outside rather than in supermarkets. But have you ever met the producers who stock these stalls? Our new exhibition includes a series of portraits and interviews with Hedge Veg Heroes from across the Island.

View the Hedge Veg map


This wonderful Tourism film from 1958 captures the glamour of dining out in Jersey!

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Help Us

Food brings us together!

From formal dinners to picnics on the beach, sharing food with family and friends is an essential part of Island life.

We’d love to include some of your photos of family meals to go with our archive images as part of our exhibition.

Please send your images to our Exhibitions Curator.

Image: Christmas lunch, 1909 from the Société Jersiaise Photographic Library.

Images thanks to:

Jersey Evening Post Photographic Archive

Jersey Evening Post

Société Jersiaise Photographic Archive


Jersey Museum, Art Gallery & Victorian House

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

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What's On?

There's always something new to discover

We bring stories to life, through living history, tours, activities and events. So that no matter how you can choose to enjoy it, we can help you find your place in the Island’s story

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What's On

Jersey Island Geopark Visitor Centre

The free Visitor Centre will help you to understand and explore Jersey.


Cider making in Jersey

Apple orchards and cider-making are an intrinsic part of our history, having once shaped the landscape, culture and economy of the Island.


Corn riots

Learn about the corn riots of 1769, why they happened and how this public protest inspired change.