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Jersey Museum and Art Gallery
“The museum is well located in the heart of St. Helier.” - VisitEngland Assessor
St Helier, Jersey
Visit the Jersey Museum and Art Gallery, and discover treasures from the island's past as you wind through the exhibition galleries, learning about language, war, industry and life in Jersey. Watch the drama unfold as the family living in the Victorian House are forced to leave. Feel nostalgic watching archive film of the early years of tourism in Jersey. See Lillie Langtry and other notable Islanders as you explore the artworks on display. The museum has an extensive and well presented Gift Shop, full of Island merchandise, and an excellent linked restaurant and Cafe, The Yard, whose menu features a number of Jersey suppliers. The museum is well located in the heart of St. Helier, close to Liberation Square.
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About the area
Jersey is the largest of the Channels Islands, but at 45.5 square miles (118 sq km) it’s still only about a third of the size of the Isle of Wight. Its human history goes back to the Neolithic period, as many megalithic tombs (knowm as dolmens) demonstrate. However, the most important history discovery of recent years was the unearthing of tens of thousands of Roman and Celtic coins in 2012. Two men with metal detectors uncovered this amazing find, and the coins are now on display at La Hougue Bie Museum. This location itself is quite a historical wonder; well-preserved Neolithic passage graves that were used for religious ceremonies around 3500 BC.
Other historic attractions on Jersey include the War Tunnels and other remnants of the German occupation, which lasted from 1940 to 1945. Liberation Day is celebrated on May 9th as Jersey’s National Day, and is an important part of the island’s calendar. Apart from its history, Jersey is well known for its potatoes and rich, creamy milk. Holiday visitors will also find plenty of opportunities for seaside pleasures, as the island has many bays and beaches.
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