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Jersey Museum

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Address: 5 Caledonia Place, St Helier JE2 3NG
Phone Number:
+44 1534 633300
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09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Jersey Museum presents history from 250,000 years ago when the first people...

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.

On display in the Art Gallery you will find the work of Claude Cahun, recognised worldwide as one of the leading artists of the Surrealist movement. Jersey Museum cares for one of the largest collections of Cahun's work, which comprises photographs, original manuscripts, first editions, books and other personal material. Find out more about Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore.

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. Further exploration of this magnificent house will reveal smaller dramas in other rooms while the scene is set for visitors with a new introductory exhibition on the ground floor.

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Great museum!

Really worth a visit - we spent a couple of hours there, but could have spent more. The displays are very well done, and the Merchants House is beautifully restored and presented... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really worth a visit - we spent a couple of hours there, but could have spent more. The displays are very well done, and the Merchants House is beautifully restored and presented. There's also a film setting out the history of Jersey - worth watching at the start of your visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful museum which gives a great overveiew of the island. The short film is really informative and gives the visitor loads of information.

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Thank Hester M
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have a few hours to spare this museum is well worth a visit. The spectacular film introduction must not be missed. Gradually work your way around and you discover many nuggets of interest about the only place in Britain that was over run by the German Army in WW2. The use of modern media makes it child friendly.

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Thank christophernewman44
Lincoln
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff. Interesting insight in to jersey. Worth a visit. Plenty of seating for taking in the exhibits. Next to a coffee shop. Enjoyed the afternoon.

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Thank eggssunnysideup
St Helier, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a really good meal and the service was excellent. We would definitely go again and sample some more. Nice relax g. Excellent food, we will definitely go again and sample some more dishes. Service was very good. Have dined there during the tenner fest and that was also excellent. May be get to the dessert next time, we were... More 

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Thank ChristineK672014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been reading reviews about the jersey museum (positive and negative ) decided give it a go. It was very fascinating for me the short film (history of jersey) give you a general ideal of what jersey was and now all the relic that showed in the film can be found around the museum, It wasn't ovely huge but there'splenty to... More 

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Thank chirs l
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice little museum I would of rated higher had the whole thing been open maybe reduced rates for out of season as a whole floor closed as it states till the season opens i would defo recommend seeing the short film about the history of jersey before you go around

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Thank Robert B
Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Jersey Museum for the first time just now in feb 2017, although I've been in the island several times. It was definitely an interesting museum with lots of cool facts about the island. The museum has Jersey artists works, theatre room for a short video, upstairs has information about the island until now. Also a restoration from merchants... More 

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Thank Riina L
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we visited they had a nice section on the Channel Island's time during the Ice Age, which certainly taught me new things. The story of in the merchant's house was also very good. Definitely something to do on a rainy day.

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Thank APimlott23
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, interesting and definitely a must if you want to know more about Jersey. We really enjoyed it. Learned a lot of things. only £9.9 per adult you can't go wrong

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