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Museum opens its doors for £1

Museum opens its doors for £1

Saturday 28 December 2019

Museum opens its doors for £1


Jersey Museum is inviting islanders to discover its mixture of crafty and historical delights on the last weekend of the year for a reduced fee of just £1.

The reduced entry fee will be available from tomorrow (28 December) until Monday (30 December) inclusive and will allow visitors into the 'Handmade Jersey' exhibition, as well as other areas including the Victorian House.

As always, entry is free for Jersey Heritage members and children under six years old.

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Pictured: Just £1 will gain visitors access to every part of the Jersey Museum and Art Gallery.

The promotion hopes to encourage as many people as possible to see their ‘Handmade Jersey – A Work in Progress’ exhibition which showcases work of local amateur artists and craftspeople before it closes. 

Louise Downie, Jersey Heritage’s Director of Curation and Experience, said: “We did something similar last year to mark the end of the ‘80s exhibition and were delighted by the response from islanders and visitors.

“One of our main aims at Jersey Heritage is to share our stories with as many people as possible. We hope the reduced entry price will encourage plenty of people to come and enjoy Handmade Jersey before it closes.”

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Pictured: The exhibition showcases historical and contemporary arts and crafts.

The exhibition comprises both historical and contemporary art and craft, ranging from a Neolithic pot and 18th century samplers, to a huge ‘cosplay’ costume made out of recycled materials. Some of the exhibits are from Jersey Heritage collections and have never been on display, and others have been lent by islanders.

‘Handmade Jersey’ will close after 30 December to make way for a new exhibition focusing on immigration called ‘People Make Jersey’ which is due to open March 2020.

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