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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 - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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First time to Jersey Museum, really enjoyed it, loads of information and photos to see with a 10 minute show. Lots of interesting things to read and memorabilia to look at, Ice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time to Jersey Museum, really enjoyed it, loads of information and photos to see with a 10 minute show. Lots of interesting things to read and memorabilia to look at, Ice Age on 2nd floor is pretty awesome as well. You can walk around the old part of the house which is really good. Costs £9.30 for adult, expensive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Did this on a wet Friday afternoon. It's 1 minute from Liberation square. It's a 'bit' worn and knackered in the oldest areas of general exhibition, but not so much that it's awful - that bit seem like a 'local' museum, which I guess it is! Overall it's the tale of Jersey over the years - from the Geology and... More 

Thank ClareCHS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went into the Museum on a drizzly day with our 8 year son thinking he would not like it all, but he actually enjoyed waking around and looking at the exhibits and walking around the recreated Merchants House. We also enjoyed it and found it very interesting and well worth a visit!

Thank Russell C
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all the temporary Ice Age exhibition was amazing. It was a polished and informative exhibition with a good mix of objects, text and AV. It would honestly not have been out of place in a major museum in a major city (except better because I was the only person there most of the time- good for me, probably... More 

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Sidcup, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a spare afternoon and thought would go to this museum, didn't have any particular reason to visit. I was really surprised as how interesting it all was. The replica house was amazing and the whole museum was great fun for both adults and children. Many interesting things to look at and read - would highly recommend.

Thank Elaine C
Llanrwst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here on the recommendation of the reception at the hotel de France were we stayed.. Well worth a visit, very interesting. The two gentlemen working there are really knowledgeable of the island and local area. Thank you

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Greater Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Husband and I aged over 65 went to this stunning Museum to fill in time prior to our flight back to Gatwick. We got a concessional entrance fee of pounds 8.25 and then spent the next three hours enjoying the History of Jersey. Prior to starting our tour we watched a short Vidio which gave you a thumb nail... More 

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

What a brilliant review, thank you so much for taking the time to write such an informative review of the Museum. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For my sins, I have lived here for a number of years and this was my first ever visit. Well worth the effort of making a visit, and a bit guilty for not having done so before. Really good layout, and very informative. Friendly, knowledgeable and approachable staff. The Ice Age exhibition was excellent. Easy access to all floors. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much better than I expected. Great into video then really well presented exhibits. The adjoining Georgian Manor House was a real surprise and the Ice Age story of early man in Europe was fantastic, really informative and understandable.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the ice age exhibit... Had real people dressed as Stone Age man who explained what life would have been like. Kids could also make masks and clay jewellery. Brilliant. Video about Jersey history through the ages was also really engaging and interesting

Thank Louise T

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