La Hougue Bie Museum
11th Feb to 20th Mar: Sundays - 10am to 4pm
21st Mar to 4th Nov: Daily - 10am to 5pm
Closed: 1st Jan to 10th Feb, 5th Nov to 31st Dec
Jersey Heritage members: Free / Adults: £8.95 / Seniors: £7.80 / Students & Children (6 - 16): £5.70 / Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children): £26.40
About La Hougue Bie
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.
Top Five Things to Do at la Hougue Bie
- Be sure to visit the Neolithic tomb which is older than the pyramids
- Experience the new Ice Age Island Project
- Climb the hill to see the Medieval Chapel
- Take some time to reflect at the slave worker memorial
- Visit the Archaeology Museum which tells the story of Islanders from ¼ million years ago up to the end of the Roman period
Ice Age Island
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.
Chateau La Chaire Hotel
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.
Durrell Wildlife Camp
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.
Where can I park?
There is a car park on-site.
Is there disabled access?
There is limited disabled access at the site. No dogs, except guide dogs.
Can I get the bus?
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.
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