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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
Description: Dating back to the 15th Century the house and farm are brought to life...
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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Relive History!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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west sussex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is a very nice place but doesn't have to much to do. Unfortunately the day we went there was a wedding so there was bits we couldn't go to. I would recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

If you want to visit somewhere to have a picnic and take in the beautiful surrounding countryside then this is the perfect place to visit. It can all be seen in around an hour but can take longer if you chat to the historical characters and read all the information in all of the buildings. There are orchards, cider presses,... More 

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chorley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Returned to to this museum,after visiting before and wasn't disappointed,still a fascinating slice of history,particularly with the lady in costume who brought it alive The lady on the desk was very helpful too.She told us of another museum to visit which was a national trust property,and even showed us a quicker way back to the bus stop!

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

Thank you for your lovely review of Hamptonne Country Life Museum. Our team on the font desk are wonderful and we are delighted that they were so helpful on your visit. We work closely with the National Trust for Jersey, so I hope you enjoyed your visit to their property while you were in Jersey. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We went here for a day out whilst my husband went fishing. There is not a great deal to do, but it kept us entertained for 3 hours, and we bought some delicious bread at the end of our visit.

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Chittlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It was such a hot sunny day when we visited that it was nice to just wander in our own time. we followed a hen with some chicks,found some baby Jersey cows & some pigs. we live surrounded by farms so that shouldn't have seemed exciting but for some reason it did!!! We went into the little house,saw the Goodwyf... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

There are a few restored houses with mildly interesting furnishings. There are supposed to be docents dressed in period costume explaining parts of the history. Unfortunately, everything is being packed up an hour prior to closing. Perhaps at midday the museum is more interesting. Without the local color, it is just rooms partially restored in period furnishings. Cautious on the... More 

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

Hello, thank you for your review, we are delighted that your visit to Hamptonne was interesting. We do hope you got to meet the Man Servant or Goodwyf on your visit, they are our living history characters at the site who help to bring the whole site to life through their stories (daily from 10am to 4pm). And got to... More 

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