La Hougue Bie Museum
Open March - November
Hidden in Jersey’s eastern countryside is La Hougue Bie Museum, one of Europe’s finest prehistoric monuments.
At the heart of the tranquil site stands a medieval church atop a prehistoric mound and dolmen, under which lies a 6,000-year-old Neolithic passage grave.
Unlike many other dolmens you can actually stand inside the chamber and discover the heart of this place of worship.
There is a fascinating geology and archaeology museum on site which contains coin hoards, axes, swords and spears belonging to Jersey’s Neolithic community.
La Hougue Bie is also home to a command bunker built during the German Occupation of Jersey and a memorial dedicated to the slave-workers brought to the Channel Islands by invading Nazi forces during the Second World War.
There is a large picnic area where you can enjoy a day out amongst the beautiful surroundings of this peaceful and spiritual site.
Top 5 things to do at La Hougue Bie
- Be sure to visit the Neolithic tomb which is older than the pyramids
- Experience the new Ice Age Island Project
- Climb the hill to see the Medieval Chapel
- Take some time to reflect at the slave worker memorial
- Visit the Archaeology Museum which tells the story of Islanders from ¼ million years ago up to the end of the Roman period