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Hamptonne Country Life Museum

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Address: Hamptonne 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. Find out about our Heritage Pass - four visitor attractions for the price of three on our website or at any of our visitor attractions.

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Jersey Heritage Pass: 4 for 3 Attractions

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A lovely place of interesting Jersey history.

We decided to visit on a Saturday...you might want to check there isn't a wedding going on, as during the service parts of the venue are temporarily restricted. It can be accessed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
liz m
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gloucester
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Funchal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The property shows life in the seventeenth century. A tour guide gives an excellent talk about the estate lasting about an hour. Plenty to see and a lovely cafe to enjoy a jersey scone.

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gloucester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We decided to visit on a Saturday...you might want to check there isn't a wedding going on, as during the service parts of the venue are temporarily restricted. It can be accessed by bus but you have a half of a mile walk after you get off the bus to reach the destination. A real piece of Jersey history and... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting insight into the past of rural farm life and living off the land. Well presented farm houses, with the Goodwyf present to explain about everything from cabbage leaf bread and uses of herbs to meat preservation. Cute Jersey calves dodging the flies in their shippon, and playful snuffling pigs in the sty. Cockerels and hens wandering about "free... More 

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Mayo Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a lovely tour of farming through the ages in Jersey. We especially liked the chat in the kitchen with the lady of the house, she was so funny and gave out lots of tips about herbs and the natural way of doing things before we became so modern in our living. A great day for children and there... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was enlivened by the presence of a costumed servant who told us about the living conditions for the owners contrasted with their workers in the 17th century. The main house was the best part of the visit as it was furnished in period. The rest of the museum was a bit sparse, although they did have a special exhibition... More 

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

Thank you for your review of Hamptonne, we are sorry that your felt the cost of entry was a bit expensive. We do have a four entries for the price of three heritage pass available which makes visiting our heritage sites very affordable. We do work hard to ensure the price is consistent with other attractions on the Island. It... More 

Rochford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You are transported back in time as the Goodwyf explains how the farm was run over the centuries. Her fire was smoking a bit when we went but it all added to the attraction. Coffee shop was lovely

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

Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and got to speak to our Goodwyf. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the local bus to visit here as we had bought a Jersey Heritage pass so thought we would include it. The staff were very friendly and helpful and explained what there was to see. There was an interesting display of samplers. It was amazing to see the embroidery work often of very young girls. There are a few... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed it here. We just took a leisurely stroll around the buildings and grounds. On the morning we visited, an Angus calf had been born and we were able to see him in the field (and take photos) before he was taken away. It was lovely seeing and stroking the two Jersey Calves. I really enjoyed going back... More 

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Thank MarySteeds
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The write up sounded lovely. We were looking forward to seeing the cows and pigs. An opportunity to see the house as it was many years ago, interesting articles to see and talks by period characters who certainly knew their history. Everything was laid out as it would have been at that time. In the bake house they were making... More 

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Thank Jilly756
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely day out (once we found it-but found that a general problem in Jersey with signposts). Great value for money - recommend a Jersey Cream Tea, Staff very professional freindly etc, guide very good knowledge etc, buidings all well presented. Overall could not fault anything!!

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

Thanks for your review of Hamptonne, we are pleased you found us tucked away in one of the quiet roads of St Lawrence. More 

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