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Hamptonne Country Life Museum

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Address: La Rue de la Patente, St. Lawrence JE3 1HS
Phone Number: +44 1534 863955
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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: 2-3 hours
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HAMPTONNE COUNTRY LIFE MUSEUM IS CLOSED UNTIL MAY 2016 Dating back to the...

HAMPTONNE COUNTRY LIFE MUSEUM IS CLOSED UNTIL MAY 2016 Dating back to the 15th Century the house and farm are brought to life with characters from the Island's past. Explore the orchard and learn about bygone crafts and quirky traditions from the resident Goodwyf. Find out more about our history of cider making and Jersey apples. During the summer visitors can meet the Hamptonne piglets and calves in the traditional farm-stead with outdoor yard and mud bath and Jersey cows graze in the fields at Hamptonne . Special events will take place throughout the year for all the family to enjoy, including the annual Fais'sie d'Cidre, and a sensational blend of sounds and cider.

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We visited here to fill in some time before our flight home. Was a little expensive for what it is. Doesn't take long to go around. We still had a great time looking through the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
Rebecca A
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We visited here to fill in some time before our flight home. Was a little expensive for what it is. Doesn't take long to go around. We still had a great time looking through the house and cottage. The animals where a great too. Wouldn't return as I've now been and once is enough.

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Thank Rebecca A
Horley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We visited for the cider festival and had a great day. Maybe I was confused as after reading the advertisement I hoped I was getting a mix of Glastonbury and Oktoberfest! Sadly I didn't but a great day out none the less! And the sausages on sale from le robeline were just out of this world!

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Thank Craigsills
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We went here on a sunny day and it was very enjoyable. When we arrived we just missed one of the tours but that didn't matter as there was plenty of information to read! In some of the houses there was people in the kitchens showing you how things worked. There was a farm with cows and pigs. It was... More 

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Thank Stella B
West Yorkshire
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

All the staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable. The exhibits are well presented and the 'living history' element presented by guides in period dress in amazing.

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1 Thank SmurfWestYorkshire
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This museum is so lovely. It's an old farm that has been turned into a museum, so everything is original. When you arrive the first thing you notice is the hens and chicks wondering around. The buildings are very well restored. The best part was the kitchen, which had a real fire and the 'Goodwif' at the table, explaining everything... More 

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1 Thank PLA865
Jersey ci
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42 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The thatched cottage is lovely and seeing the old items is great, would have liked the good house wife to have told us more about the old days and the items she had on show. We had to keep asking her questions to get anything out of her. Other similar places I've been the house wife has told you the... More 

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1 Thank Sharon M
jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at Hamptonne Country Life Museum, responded to this review

Hello thank you for your review of Hamptonne. Normally our Goodwyf is hard to keep quiet so we are sorry you felt you had to keep asking questions to get a response. You are right, it is a great time to visit Hamptonne during the Cider Making, which this year will be the 17 and 18 October. All our cafes... More 

west sussex
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40 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

A small but interesting attraction. The main house was lovely, and had people in costume telling you about life from long ago. Staff In shop were lovely. Staff in cafe were awful! We were the only people in the cafe when we arrived, and ordered a panini and a roll, which the lady disappeared off to make without asking about... More 

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jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at Hamptonne Country Life Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about your visit to Hamptonne. We are sorry your trip was spoilt by the cafe staff. The cafe is run by contractors not by Jersey Heritage staff and we have passed on your feedback to the cafe owners, who will speak to the member of staff in the cafe regarding their attitude during your... More 

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42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you want to move away from Jersey's war history and discover what life was like in the farming community a hundred or more years ago this is the place to go. Good exhibits and good information for visitors. It might not be everyone's cup of tea but the information is good and looking over post modern farming machinery and... More 

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1 Thank Bethcar31
jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at Hamptonne Country Life Museum, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your trip to Hamptonne. It's true the bunkers and military history of Jersey is very strong and Hamptonne offers a real insight into Jersey's rural history which was so important (and continues to be important) to Island life. Thank you for your review. More 

Birmingham
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40 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The original farm buildings have been restored to a very high standard and a costumed guide will explain what life was like here. There were some Jersey calfs , pigs and hens to see - kids would love the animals.

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2 Thank BirminghamHolidayboy
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

With the kids in tow off we went! the museum is what it says a beautifully kept representation of yesteryear with an actor doing his job to convince the kids that they have stepped back in time! A lovely afternoon with a nice lunch in the cafe, worth a look and a wander through the orchard

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