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Jersey Museum & Art Gallery

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About the Musuem

Jersey Museum presents the history of the Island from 250,000 years ago when the first people arrived, and continues through the centuries to explore the factors that have shaped this unique island and the people who live here. Through the museum’s series of captivating and varied exhibitions you will learn 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.

One of the Museum’s most magnificent exhibitions is the perfectly restored Merchant’s House. The exhibition includes traditional gas lamps and period furniture, enabling you to completely immerse yourself in Victorian life.

The Art Gallery is home to the world’s leading collection of work by Surrealist Claude Cahun and avant-garde artist Marcel Moore. The stepsisters were born in Nantes, but lived and worked in Jersey for more than 40 years. Cahun is recognized worldwide as one of the leading artists of the Surrealist movement and Jersey Museum cares for the largest collection of her work, including photographs, original manuscripts, first editions, books and other personal material.

Top Five Things to Do at Jersey Musuem

  • Go back in time to the 19th century with a visit to the beautifully restored, gas-lit Merchant’s House
  • Be sure to check out the latest exhibitions for 2014 which include ‘The Great War’ and Europe’ largest Celtic coin hoard
  • Set your holiday in context by watching ‘The Story of Jersey’, an interesting introduction to the Island’s history
  • Visit the Jersey Museum cinema
  • Discover some of the most iconic objects from Jersey’s past including a real mammoth skull from the Ice Age and a priceless gold torque from the Bronze Age

Recommended Accommodation

Norfolk Hotel

Norfolk Hotel

The Norfolk Hotel is a wonderful 2 star family-run hotel that offers great value for money and an unbeatable personable service, a popular coffee shop, evening meals and entertainment.

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Pomme d'Or Hotel

Pomme d'Or Hotel

Established over 175 years ago, the Pomme d'Or is one of Jersey's most prominent hotels. With 143 rooms to choose from and a very convenient town centre location, the Pomme d'Or offers city-style facilities and attentive service.

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Radisson Blu Hotel

Radisson Blu Hotel

Located in a prime location on St Helier’s waterfront and offering easy access to the town centre and St. Aubin's Bay, the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel is a popular choice for many Jersey visitors.

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Royal Yacht Hotel

Royal Yacht Hotel

The Royal Yacht Hotel offers an incredible town centre location combined with the fantastic Spa Sirène and an unrivalled selection of restaurants and bars.

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Apollo Hotel

Apollo Hotel

Well established and reputed for its friendly welcome, the Apollo Hotel is close to St Helier’s town centre yet still only a short drive from the countryside, the south coast and the beach

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Fisherman's Cottage

Fisherman's Cottage

Dating from between 1740 and 1760, the fisherman's cottage has been lovingly restored and offers a fantastic place to stay, close to the centre of St. Helier town centre yet a world away from it all.

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Where can I park?

There is no on-site car park, but there is parking for cyclists. Public parking is available in Pier Road car park, a short walk away.

Is there disabled access?

Disabled access to all floors. No dogs, except guide dogs.

Can I get the bus?

All bus routes terminate at Liberation Station, which is a short walk away.

Opening Times

2 Jan - 8 Apr: 9am - 5pm (Sundays 10am - 4pm)

9 Apr - 29 Oct: 8.30am - 5pm (Sundays 10am - 5pm)

30 Oct - 23 Dec: 9am - 4pm (Sundays 10am - 4pm)


Jersey Heritage members: Free / Adults: £9.95 / Seniors: £8.80 / Students & Children (6 - 16): £5.55 / Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children): £27.90


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