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“No structure and very haphazard”
Review of Jersey Museum

Jersey Museum
Ranked #4 of 54 things to do in St. Helier
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 30 October to 23 December - Monday to Saturday 9am to 4pm Sunday 10am to 4pm . 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.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.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed September 26, 2013

The quantity and quality of the information was good but it was all over the place. One minute I am reading about William the Conqueror and next to it is a history of the Jersey potato. Bizarre

Thank superscaryshadowman
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

We spent an hour looking round this museum and there were some very good sections on the distant history. The Victorian section lacked decent lighting on some modern exhibits. The merchant's house which forms part of the museum was interesting to look round and they even managed the authentic smell from gas lighting. They seemed a little light on material from the occupation given the staggering impact it had on the island and its' people. The member of staff who showed us round on arrival at the ground floor simply read from signs right in front of us and didn't really add that much to the visit.

Thank Playfairest
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

Loads to see here - you can spend ages looking round the museum, which gives a fascinating overview of Jersey's history and roots. The new welcoming video is interesting and the Merchant House exhibit is well worth a look. Not so keen on the Hatched, Matched and Dispatched exhibit - just a few dresses and seemed a waste of time. Heard some ladies commenting that the dresses weren't accurately representative of the period, too. There is a cafe and toilets and car parking is nearby in St. Helier. Small shop where the staff are very slow to serve but some were welcoming when we arrived. Would definitely recommend this to first-time and also returning visitors to Jersey.

Thank JerseyGirl1981
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

If you go for no other reason that the extraordinary tapestries you will be well rewarded. The rest of the museum is excellent too.

Thank AlanJudith1
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

This was chosen on a wet day and was well worth the entrance fee. So much to see and all presented very well with static sets and also videos on t v showing home movies of the island taken in the past. the highlight is the very professional 30 minutes film which is shown on the ground floor showcasing the Island's history from Neolithic times to the present. Do not miss this film it is on a continuous loop system and come around every half an hour.

Thank goldengirl342
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