Heritage Sites To Fully Reopen Over Next Fortnight

All Jersey Heritage sites will be fully reopened over the next two weeks.

Indoor spaces at Hamptonne, Mont Orgueil and Hougue Bie will be accessible from tomorrow.

The outdoor areas at those three attractions reopened last month.

Elizabeth Castle will follow next Friday, and the Museum Maritime Museum and Jersey Archive the following week.

The historic holiday lets will begin welcoming back guests this weekend, with short-stay bookings being accepted over the summer to encourage staycations.

Safety measures at heritage sites include one-way systems to enable people to physically distance from each other. 

The playgrounds at Hamptonne and Mont Orgueil will remain closed in line with Government advice. 

The cafés at Mont Orgueil and Hamptonne will offer indoor and al fresco refreshments and the tearoom at La Hougue Bie will soon be open to offer al fresco service only.

“We hope Islanders have been enjoying the beautiful outside spaces at Hamptonne, Mont Orgueil and La Hougue Bie and we look forward to welcoming them back to all of our sites and for people to have the full experience offered by our historic sites. We have been working hard behind the scenes to make this possible and to ensure safe access to the Castles, Museums and the Archive for all our visitors.”  - Louise Downie, Jersey Heritage

Normal admission prices will apply, with contactless payment only.

Last month Jersey Heritage's CEO warned it could run out of money as early as July without more government funding.

Jonathan Carter said the sites in its care will be an important asset when it comes to rebuilding the island's economy and tourism industry after the coronavirus pandemic is over.

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