The Jersey Museum and Art Gallery is located in St Helier. It 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 there. 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.

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.

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Piotr Tomaszewski (6 months ago)
For a small Island like Jersey, it is a quite interesting collections from Neolithic period to today. But I have one question - Where is the Art?
Ian Williams (6 months ago)
It's such an interesting place. Well worth the money and time.
Lilia Moloney (7 months ago)
Good
Cliff Cairns (8 months ago)
It was a very interesting journey down the history of Jersey from it very beginning a well worth visit it starts of with a film about the occupation then on to the history of the island from the begging. Then on to the sale of the contents of the house filled buy a lot more. Good for both adults and children very interesting.
Rupert Clements (8 months ago)
If you are going to Jersey then go here and on day one. You MUST see the really high quality film they show about the history of Jersey. Don't ignore the quality of the film, it is quite excellent and will set the scene - clearly if you are just going for the paddleboarding and shellfish this may not 'resonate' with you! The museum is great and the merchant's house worth a visit even if just for the gas lighting. Go.
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