Bergerac’s Island – Jersey in the 1980’s

The 1980s were a decade of people power and individuality. World-changing events were led by public opinion and the need to change an unfair world. The most momentous of these changes was the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, reuniting a divided Germany. International protests and campaigns led to the eventual release of anti-apartheid campaigner Nelson Mandela. The world was changing and people became much more aware of the need to look after it.

This exhibition looks at how we felt about what was happening in the world and Jersey in the 1980s.

John de Veulle Gallery – Jersey Reaches Out – 50 years of overseas aid.

Free admission (opens 29 March)

Jersey has been funding international aid and development since 1968 and this philanthropy abroad has had an enormous impact. This exhibition marks 50 years of overseas aid by looking at some of the current projects being funded by Jersey. Discover the amazing story of the Jersey Cow and how it is helping improve lives in Rwanda. Take a Virtual Reality tour of a flying eye hospital and join a lesson in an African classroom.

Facilities and Access

Entrance and parking: Located at the Weighbridge St Helier near the Royal Yacht Hotel. No on-site car park but parking for cyclists. Public parking in Pier Road.

Buses and cycle routes: Any bus to Liberation Station.  Follow any cycle route for St Helier

Refreshments: The Merchant House Brasserie is at the entrance to the museum to make a reservation call +44 (0) 1534 510069.

Gift Shop: The Jersey Heritage gift shop, selling gifts and souvenirs relating to the collection and Genuine Jersey products, the gift shop is located at the museum and is open to both visitors and passers by.

Access arrangements: Disabled access to all floors

Dogs: No dogs allowed, except Guide Dogs

Hearing loop available at reception and a portable hearing loop is available for groups if requested in advance

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