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Jersey Museum

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Address: 5 Caledonia Place, St. Helier JE2 3NG
Phone Number: +44 1534 633300
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Really good museum

A very interesting small museum which covered the history and geology of the Island. Well worth a visit. The Merchant House which is part of the same building was very interesting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting small museum which covered the history and geology of the Island. Well worth a visit. The Merchant House which is part of the same building was very interesting too.

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Thank therealdaddydo
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Museum last week what a gem, we learned more about Jersey from this building than anywhere we had been, If you are going to Jersey please go to this Museum you wont regret it

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Thank malcolm22015
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to see and discover! Excellent museum. A must if you want to find out loads about this wonderful island.

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

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and felt that the Museum gave you all the information you needed about our Island. More 

Tampa, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Jersey Museum had lots of great information about the island's history with a large collection of artifacts and memories from the Occupation. An ongoing video presentation in the center added to the understanding from all the rooms. The staff did an excellent job updating the museum from when we saw it many years ago.

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betws-y-coed
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good place to visit especially as it now houses the Tourist Information Centre and a good restaurant. The experience is modern and interesting, it certainly gives a good insight into Jersey life through the ages. Go there and learn about the island then go off and explore your favourite place knowing just that little bit more. What’s not to... More 

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Thank BrynBella
Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum was quite interesting, the manor house and its history were well presented and interesting. The items in the museum were well curated - lots of items giving a feel for history without being over loaded. A well presented, smaller museum.

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Thank Kirsten M
Aberdeen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

£9.45 for an adult is good value. Very helpful lady at the ticket desk. If you watch the entire film giving an overview of the history of the island (and you should) you should allow up to 2 hours to get round. Apart from the history of the island there is a merchants house to walk around which is also... More 

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Thank Skintbloke
Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

On our 5th visit to jersey , we finally got around to exploring the museum . I have to say that we were both very impressed . Great displays , lots of videos running , huge amount of history information . and the interior of the old house was stunning . We spent about 4 hours going around the whole... More 

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Thank mark b
Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Spent our first afternoon looking around this museum as we couldn't get into our hotel rooms. Lots of audio to listen to and interesting facts about human evolution and the islands prehistory as well as the destitute Merchant's House with Georgian / Victorian displays

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Thank John E
Arlington, Virginia, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This museum is included in the multi-ticket that you can get at any of the participating places including Elizabeth's Castle, Maritime Museum, etc. It was very close to my hotel. It's nice with history of the area. There's a cafe at the entrance though I didn't try it. It's a small museum and you can see it in a relatively... More 

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