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Jersey Museum

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Address: The Weighbridge, St. Helier JE2 3NG
Phone Number: +44 1534 633300
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Jersey Museum presents history from 250,000 years ago when the first people...

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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A delightful museum

We had been up very early for our flight and so were tired. This museum was just the right size and sufficiently interesting to keep,us awake. We particularly enjoyed henhouse... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Cobham, United Kingdom

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had been up very early for our flight and so were tired. This museum was just the right size and sufficiently interesting to keep,us awake. We particularly enjoyed henhouse section.

Thank felicityjg1
West Yorkshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a lovely museum. Everything you want to know about Jersey's history and easy access throughout both for families and disabled. In the centre of St Helier so there is no parking immediately outside but there are plenty of car parks in the area. Now also houses the Tourist Information Centre for St Helier so you can get plenty of... More 

Thank AntiqueFan
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very well presented museum with a good range of interesting content. Liked the merchants house section but all content including the history of Jersey and WW2 content was good. We were invited out to visit an archaeological dig while at the museum by local volunteer. Short ride to dig and fascinating to visit the site. Unexpected bonus! Cafe attached is... More 

Thank SmithDavidM
Esher, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting visit. Particularly the merchants house. Good value for money. Interesting history of the country.

Thank Laurapay
Louth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is easy to find in the town centre. It was very clean and what exhibits they had were laid out well, it was just that there were not that many of them. Neither of us were very impressed and we seemed to go round in a few minutes and both said to each other - 'is that it... More 

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

What a shame you did not enjoy your visit to the Museum. Did you see everything from the Jersey film to the Ice Age exhibition and the Merchant's House? More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprisingly well thought out tribute to Jersey, modern, interesting and surely a model for museums in the 21st century.

Thank BillytheQuiche
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is included with the annex of the Victorian room and an art exhibition.It did a temporary exhibititon of the history of the Jersey PostIt gives the history of Jeersey from pre-historic to the moder day financial centre.

Thank Stingray4Real
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent presentation of the island, its history and people. The introductory video is fascinating and presenterd by local people who clearly love their island. The Merchant's House which adjoins the museum is a fascinating snapshot of a moment in time for a historic house and its inhabitants. However admission is a little pricey.

Thank JON O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Museum combines a victoria house with more traditional museum which adds interest. The film about the history of the island is great, worth seeing to put the island in context.

Thank Anne H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prehistory and modern art were among the excellent exhibits at this Jersey museum. Make time to look at the variety on offer and eat in the attached restaurant.

Thank cmdevlin64

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