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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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Lovely exhibition on the merchants house which is cleverly done with moving images and following a families fortunes. Also a lovely film on the history of Jersey, which was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely exhibition on the merchants house which is cleverly done with moving images and following a families fortunes. Also a lovely film on the history of Jersey, which was a wonderful introduction to Jersey. Buy the heritage pass as it saves you loads of money!

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Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Good value, lots to see and learn about Jersey its history and life. The Merchants house told the story of an important family. There is also a very good restaurant attached.

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jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at Jersey Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Museum, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit. The Museum has won one of the Visit Britain 'Best Told Story' Award in 2014 and we have just heard that we have been nominated again in 2015. More 

Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Thoroughly loved the Jersey museum, there was just so much inside it to read and admire. The coin hoard is a must see, and I could have spent longer watching the work go on - I always loved archaeology, and it was really cool to see in action.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The history of Jersey is extremely interesting and this museum tells the story well. There is so much to see and the highlight is the coin collection that was unearthed which you can actually see being worked on! It is well worth a visit if you are in St Helier!

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The whole museum is fascinating, but we really enjoyed watching and speaking with the archaeology team working to resore a recently found local hoard of ancient coins. Very nice presentations throughout and perfecct if you have a rainy day.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Well worth taking the time out to visit this museum. Some interesting exhibits including the recent horde of coins found by local metal detectorist which are currently being examined and cleaned in the on site lab. Set a couple of hours aside for your visit, think of incorporating it with your visit to Elizabeth Castle.

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ayrshire scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

the jersey museum is well worth a visit, and gives a great insight as to the way more well off people lived at this time, and the living standards in a house of that period. it also gives a look at the way jersey was formed by nature and how it was occupied.

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Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The jersey museum is very nice to learn a bit more about the island. They present their collection in a very diversified way. The collection is interesting for peope of all ages.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is an excellent museum, well worth the money. There is a wide variety of exhibits that take you through most of the history of the island, from how it was formed, through the wars and how life on the island has changed over time. Everything in the museum has the feeling that it has been well thought out, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Good place to go for a bit of history been twice once when it was just a piece of history and then again now it's been done done up lots of new things been added I really enjoyed it but took my son when he was 6 and it scared him

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