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Address: La Route de la Hougue Bie, Grouville
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+44 1534 853373
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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29 March to 29 October - Daily 10am to 5pm. La Hougue Bie delivers a truly...

29 March to 29 October - Daily 10am to 5pm. La Hougue Bie delivers a truly memorable experience that is at once thought provoking and peaceful. The site features one of Europe's finest passage graves where you can learn about life in Jersey's Neolithic community 6,000 years ago. A medieval chapel sits on top of the prehistoric mound and dolmen dominating this tranquil and spiritual site. Unlike many other dolmens you can stand inside the chamber of the passage grave and feel the heart of this place of worship. Visit the archaeology exhibition of the Ice Age Island project which draws on current research to tell exciting stories about how our ancestors lived and adapted to the Ice Age world. Ancient treasures are waiting to be found in the geology and archaeology museum, including coin hoards, axes, swords and spears. You'll also discover a command bunker built during the German Occupation, housing a unique memorial to the slave-workers who were brought to the Channel Islands by invading Nazi forces during the Second World War. From autumn the world's largest Celtic coin hoard will be on display at La Hougue Bie. View some of the gold and silver treasures found in the hoard and watch conservators as they painstakingly excavate more coins and treasure from the hoard. La Hougue Bie has a large picnic area where you can enjoy a day out amongst the beautiful and peaceful surroundings. 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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Three lots of history

We began with the best explanation and guide to a site we have ever had from Debbie in the shop. Thanks. Brilliant museum. Then the history. Ancient burial mound that you can walk... read more

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We began with the best explanation and guide to a site we have ever had from Debbie in the shop. Thanks. Brilliant museum. Then the history. Ancient burial mound that you can walk into. Medieval chapel on top of the mound. Then Nazi occupation bunker set up in memory of POW slave workers-very moving. All in all a fantastic visit.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

its a bit off the beaten track if you travel by bus & its a sunday, but a short walk from the main road. Its a treasure of a place! its an ancient tomb to crawl into, medieval church to walk up to, thought provoking WW2 bunker dedicated to the slave labour that build it, and the best exhibit about... More 

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jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at La Hougue Bie, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review of La Hougue Bie, now is the time to visit as the mound over the passage grave is covered with daffodils and the whole site looks amazing. On 22 and 23 April we are celebrating the arrival of spring with a weekend festival at the site, so please do come back and visit us again... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

On a blustery day with limited options we happened across this fabulously presented local attraction. Only open on sundays. But well worth a visit. Fascinating exploration of the history of the island and great views from the top. Hours worth of activities.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

This heritage site is so worth a visit - it is literally layered in history, from neolithic tombs to a medieval church. It always feels cold here though, take a jumper even if it is sunny!

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Southport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

I was doing a tour of the island on the bus routes and came across this historical place by accident and spent the next few hours exploring the grounds and the museum. The La Hougue Bie is a fascinating place with a lot to take in for such a small area. A bit of exercise is needed to reach the... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

A super museum which has now been enhanced with the addition of the Jersey Horde collection and an excellent historical narrative about it

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

The museum was closed when I visited so only saw the exterior of the Hougue Bie and climbed up the path for the view. This cost me nothing except a little effort I guess it would have been more interesting to see the coins etc but the view was good.

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Thank 88Stef
jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at La Hougue Bie, responded to this review

La Hougue Bie is open every Sunday at the moment. We are sorry you missed out seeing the coins, but if you visit our website you can see the latest conservation blog which has all the updates from the Coin Crew! More 

Oxfordshire, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 425 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a very interesting site to visit. The museum is laid out over several levels and is full of interesting artefacts. It will take you some time to go round it all, especially now they have the Jersey hoard exhibition there as well. The outside parts include the mound and other exhibits. Well worth a look inside all of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a great place to visit, well worth the cost of entry, there's just so much there. I loved being able to go inside the passage grave (my knees didn't thank me, you have to crawl the first couple of metres), and was lucky to have time on my own in there so I could really feel the stillness... More 

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Burnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Our second visit after a nine year gap and it was nice to be there at a less busy time. The newer display of the coin hoard is fascinating - especially as it was still being disentangled at the time we were there! The climb up to the chapel is worth the effort for the views from the top as... More 

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jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at La Hougue Bie, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, the coin hoard is being worked on until next July, so there will be lots to see throughout the first half of the year in 2017. Then we'll be changing our exhibition space a little for the end of the Summer. The dolmen is hard to get into. I have hit my head coming out... More 

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