Person in white coat and purple protective gloves puts a display of gold and metal jewellery in a case

Searching for Jersey’s Celts

The world's largest Celtic hoard was discovered in Jersey, this exhibition explores why people might have buried it there


  • 1 March 2023 - 31 December 2024
  • La Hougue Bie

In 2012 the world's largest Celtic hoard was discovered buried in a field in Jersey. This exhibition explores what might have led people to bury a hoard of 70,000 coins and jewellery in Jersey, 2000 years ago and looks closely at some of the items found within the hoard.

Explore the time when Roman armies marched through Europe, 2000 years ago, they left behind them a trail of death and destruction which almost wiped out the culture and civilization of the Celtic people who lived there. Using scientific and archaeological research we can learn more about the people that buried the hoard, about their lives and customs. Ground-breaking research can tell us more about the moment and the place the hoard was buried. It might even challenge some long-held ideas about why hoards were buried.

Man in white coat and protective gloves hangs a gold torque in a display case


La Hougue Bie

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

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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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Dwarf Red Deer

Jersey Heritage has some rather unusual red deer bones on display at Jersey Museum.

Places to Visit

Dolmen de Faldouët

A free-to-access dolmen built around 6,000 years ago to align with the rising sun on the spring and autumn equinox.