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Jersey Heritage

Jersey Heritage
Jersey Heritage logo
Key people
Jonathan Carter (Director)
Philip Thomas (Finance Director)
Mr C Jones (Chairman)
Jurat P Nicolle (Vice Chairman)
Mont Orgueil Castle
Jersey Heritage Trust welcome sign at Hamptonne

Jersey Heritage is an independent trust in Jersey which is responsible for the island's major historic sites, museums, and public archives. It holds collections of artefacts, works of art, documents, specimens, and information relating to Jersey's history, culture, and environment.

The Trust was formally registered in Jersey on 3 June 1983.

The Trust is financed by an annual grant from the States of Jersey, sponsorships, and venue admission fees.

Properties managed

Jersey Museum and Art Gallery

The Jersey Museum and Art Gallery is located at Weighbridge Place, in St Helier.

In 2012, exhibits include some works by Claude Cahun, a French artist, and her lesser-known life partner Marcel Moore,[2] as well as John Singleton Copley's large oil painting The Death of Major Peirson, which is on loan from the Tate,[3] and John Everett Millais' portrait painting of Lillie Langtry, a Jersey-born singer and stage actress. Langtry held her wedding reception at The Royal Yacht Hotel, which is next-door to the museum.

Jersey Archive

The Jersey Archive, established in 1993,[4] is located in a building on Clarence Road, in St Helier.

It has the responsibility of cataloging and storing historical documents and works of art,[5] and to make archived items available to the public. This includes the initial examination of the Grouville Hoard, found in 2012.

The research staff at the facility will assist anyone with local research on subjects such as family history, the history of buildings, and the Occupation of the Channel Islands.[6]

Other properties managed

  • Maritime Museum, New North Quay, St Helier
  • Occupation Tapestry Gallery at the Maritime Museum
  • Mont Orgueil Castle, Gorey
  • Elizabeth Castle, St Helier
  • Hamptonne Country Life Museum
  • La Hougue Bie
  • Seymour tower
  • La Rocco tower
  • Fisherman’s Cottage, St Helier
  • Marine Peilstand 2, also known as Radio Tower
  • La Crête Fort
  • La Tour Cârrée
  • L’Etacquerel Fort
  • Fort Leicester, 19th century fort[7]
  • Lewis Tower
  • Kempt Tower
  • Archirondel Tower
  • Barge Aground, seaside folly built in the 1930s[8]

See also


  1. ^ "2010 Report" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-03.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "jht heritage 2006.indd" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-04. Retrieved 2012-10-03.
  3. ^ "Wall removed at Jersey Museum for Major Peirson painting". 2012-04-04. Retrieved 2012-10-03.
  4. ^ "Jersey Archive". Retrieved 2012-10-03.
  5. ^ "Jersey Archive add documents to website". 2011-10-11. Retrieved 2012-10-03.
  6. ^ Heritage, Jersey. "Contact Us - Jersey Heritage".
  7. ^ "Fort Leicester". Jersey Heritage. Retrieved 2013-04-30.
  8. ^ "Barge Aground". Jersey Heritage. Retrieved 2013-04-30.

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