29th March to 3rd November: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Jersey Heritage members: Free | Adults: £9.55 | Seniors: £8.55 | Students & Children (6 - 16): £6.15 | Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children): £28.55
Telephone: 01534 853823
Hidden in Jersey’s eastern countryside is La Hougue Bie Museum, one of Europe’s finest prehistoric monuments. At the heart of the tranquil site stands a medieval church atop a prehistoric mound and dolmen, under which lies a 6,000-year-old Neolithic passage grave. Unlike many other dolmens you can actually stand inside the chamber and discover the heart of this place of worship.
There is a fascinating geology and archaeology museum on site which contains coin hoards, axes, swords and spears belonging to Jersey’s Neolithic community. La Hougue Bie is also home to a command bunker built during the German Occupation of Jersey and a memorial dedicated to the slave-workers brought to the Channel Islands by invading Nazi forces during the Second World War.
There is a large picnic area where you can enjoy a day out amongst the beautiful surroundings of this peaceful and spiritual site.
La Hougue Bie is home to the Ice Age Island Exhibition, giving visitors the chance to find out about this fantastic Jersey Heritage project.
Ice Age Island is a three-year archaeological project that aims to discover more about Jersey's pre-history. Jersey Heritage and other island partners are working with academics and experts from a number of prestigious universities and institutions. This exhibition at La Hougue Bie reports on their progress as they discover new and exciting stories about how our ancestors lived and adapted to the Ice Age world. It is a story that spans over half a million years.
Château La Chaire is a small, luxurious and traditional hotel which started life as a private home to a passionate gardener in the 19th century.
The Moorings is a small and friendly hotel perfect to enjoy a few days unwinding. In its own words, this is the place to “drop anchor” and adopt Jersey’s peaceful way of life.
The Dolphin Hotel is a small and popular hotel located in the pretty harbour of Gorey on Jersey’s east coast.
Camping at Durrell offers an experience that is every bit as rare as some of the highly endangered species that Durrell host in their wildlife park.
There is a car park on-site.
There is limited disabled access at the site. No dogs, except guide dogs.
There is a bus stop outside the main entrance at La Hougue Bie. LibertyBus run a regular service from Liberty Station, for route numbers and times please contact LibertyBus, tel: 01534 828555.
Built on a rocky islet in St Aubin’s bay, Elizabeth Castle has defended Jersey for more than 300 years.
Jersey Museum presents the history of the Island from 250,000 years ago when the first people arrived.
Historically, the Castle protected Jersey against French invasion for 600 years, but it is now open for the public.