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Jersey Museum

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Address: The Weighbridge, St. Helier JE2 3NG
Phone Number: +44 1534 633300
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Jersey Museum presents history from 250,000 years ago when the first...
Jersey Museum presents history from 250,000 years ago when the first people arrived in Jersey and continues through the centuries to explore the factors that have shaped this unique island and the people who live here. Find out why Jersey remained loyal to the English Crown despite being so close to France; listen to Jersey-French being spoken; learn about the Island's traditional farming industry and watch fascinating archive footage of the early years of tourism. The Story of Jersey has won the Visit England ‘Best Told Story’ Accolade. On display in the Art Gallery you will find the work of Claude Cahun, recognised worldwide as one of the leading artists of the Surrealist movement. Jersey Museum cares for one of the largest collections of Cahun's work, which comprises photographs, original manuscripts, first editions, books and other personal material. Find out more about Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore. Step inside the beautifully restored Merchant’s House and enter the drama of a Victorian family in crisis. The ghosts of the past - the desperate husband, the consoling wife and her accusing sister – are brought to life in a brand new audio-visual presentation. Further exploration of this magnificent house will reveal smaller dramas in other rooms while the scene is set for visitors with a new introductory exhibition on the ground floor.
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A walk through time

Although the museum does not look large from the outside, it is a fascinating place to learn more about Jersey. It is sited over a few floors, including a merchant's house. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Although the museum does not look large from the outside, it is a fascinating place to learn more about Jersey. It is sited over a few floors, including a merchant's house. There is so much to take in that you may need more than one visit. Whilst I was there I watched conservators removing coins from the hoard found fairly... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Very interesting, lots to see and we met a lovely volunteer who added some amazing stories about her experiences in the occupation.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Generally very good background to Jersey history but especially liked the period house within the museum and archeological displays

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Jersey is quiet in November. In the words of one of the museum staff "the island closes at the end of September and doesn't reopen until May, so we are just about the only thing open". Perhaps a bit of an exaggeration - but not much. Even in high season, this museum coud hold its own. It is small but... More 

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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The museum itself is fascinating and the merchant house is amazing but the restaurant abd bar are good to with a lovely outdoor area and a water feature

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fabulous! Very well presented and intertesting. Allow yourself at least one hour there. Gives a lot of insight into how things were for the people of Jersey during WW 11 Very helpful, approacheable friendly and well informed staff.

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England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Not a massive museum but really informative and loved the Merchant's House part too. Easy to spend a couple of hours here.

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st austell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We were at the museum for over 2 hours. Lots of informative displays dispersed with running screens. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Lots of informative information local artists painting gallery next door eating restaurants shop all close by near the harbour artifacts and some rooms done prewar state lovely and clean with film show

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Luton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The displays here are brilliant. A complete history of Jersey, the way of life and geology. We thought we would be a couple of hours. 4 hours later we had to rush through the merchants house and didn't even get to the art gallery! The merchants house is the crowning glory with imaginative use of pictorials and films to portray... More 

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Additional Information about Jersey Museum

Address: Address: The Weighbridge, St. Helier JE2 3NG
Phone Number: +44 1534 633300
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Channel Islands  >  Jersey  >  St. Helier
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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