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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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Interesting for a couple of hours

Interesting lots to see . Working on a merchants house on three floors. The part where they tell you about hoard of coins found and how they are releasing them from the mud etc.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Interesting lots to see . Working on a merchants house on three floors. The part where they tell you about hoard of coins found and how they are releasing them from the mud etc.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Loads to see - and especially interesting was the current focus on the coin horde that was found. 4 year old Nicholas loved the beach display the coins, all the old photos and especiallly the old style Victorian House with the flickering (simulated) gas lights and alll the talking holograms:) Only a whistle stop tour as it was our last... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A great collection of artefacts charting the island's history from iron age to more recent times - loved in particular the adjacent Mariner's House telling the story of a family fallen on hard times with a back drop of rooms that made it feel like you were really in their home. Excellent value for money and very interesting. Loved the... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful place to visit! We were welcomed by friendly staff who informed us that a film on Jerseys past was about to start. The film was excellent, so informative and enlightening to see so much history in this islands past. The Merchants house and it's story were intriguing and evocative, pulling you into the lives of the family... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. The coin collection that is being cleaned and preserved is amazing. The museum is very well done. The cafe downstairs serves great coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Especially the lady in period costume in the mansion house. The movie about the origins of the island was very interesting and well worth seeing before viewing anything else. My husband and I had a thoroughly enjoyable time looking through the museum and mansion house.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

This is worth a visit on a rainy day.Very informative and staff are very pleasant and knowledgeable.Not really for families with young children as nothing interative.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a great museum with friendly and knowledgable staff. There is a film of the history of Jersey as you enter which sets the scene and a photography exhibition of old newspaper photographs giving a great insight into the people of the island. We then had a lecture on the amazing Celtic Hoard found three years ago on Jersey.... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Not the biggest museum I have been to but very interesting.The film of the islands history and sites of interest is enjoyable.The museum incorporated a house that was set up as an auction where the history of the family that owned it in the past was shown leading to there reasons shipping business collapse for selling

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Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

the museum has a reconstruction of a merchants house. It also had a great display on a hoard of pre-roman coins, which was made much more interesting as we had a great guide who so generously explained all about the coin hoard.

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Additional Information about Jersey Museum

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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