History & Heritage

Jersey lies in the Bay of Mont St Michel and is the largest of the Channel Islands. It has been an island for approximately 8,000 years.

Places to visit

Explore magnificent castles, fascinating wildlife and adventure parks, and hands-on museums that really bring history to life.

History & Heritage

Jersey lies in the Bay of Mont St Michel and is the largest of the Channel Islands. It has been an island for approximately 8,000 years.

Museums & Galleries

Jersey’s heritage offers a wealth of adventures, castles and exciting historical tales waiting to be discovered. We tell the story of our past in a gripping, entertaining way at castles, war tunnels and rural museums.

Shopping & Markets

St Helier is an excellent shopping centre with pedestrianised streets and a mix of well-known High Street stores and small local shops.

Family

Jersey has everything that is ideal for a family holiday - safe, clean beaches, country walks, attractions and sports that appeal to all ages.

Gardens & Floral

Jersey is an island of flowers – the temperate climate, long hours of sunshine and rich soil make it a gardener’s paradise.

16 New Street

16 New Street

Constructed in the 1730s, 16 New Street is undoubtedly the finest remaining Georgian town house in St Helier and, as such, presents a wonderful example of the elegant architectural style and fashions of 18th century Jersey.

La Hougue Bie

La Hougue Bie

One of Europe's finest passage graves set in beautiful surroundings, where you can learn about life in Jersey's Neolithic community 6,000 years ago.

Jersey War Tunnels

Jersey War Tunnels

Jersey War Tunnels tells the true story of the Occupation of Jersey during World War Two. It is one of the Island's most popular tourist attractions as well as an important site of heritage conservation and interpretation.

Steam, Motor & General Museum

Pallot Steam, Motor & General Museum

An absorbing evocation of times past. There is something to excite the interest of everyone in this fascinating collection of steam and so much more.

Jersey's Living Legend Village

Jersey's Living Legend Village

Jersey's Living Legend Village features The Jersey Experience which provides a multi-dimensional insight into Jersey's heritage and history. Two 18 hole Adventure Golf courses, the Jersey Karting Complex plus more.

Elizabeth Castle

Elizabeth Castle

Built on a rocky islet in St Aubin's Bay, Elizabeth Castle has defended Jersey for more than 300 years.

Mont Orgueil Castle

Mont Orgueil Castle

History comes to life at Mont Orgueil Castle, which for over 600 years protected Jersey against French invasion. Explore the network of staircases, towers and secret rooms to discover hidden treasures.

Jersey Museum and Art Gallery

Jersey Museum and Art Gallery

Jersey Museum presents history from 250,000 years ago when the first people arrived in Jersey and continues through the centuries to explore the factors that have shaped this unique island and the people who live here.

Maritime Museum & Occupation Tapestry Gallery

Maritime Museum & Occupation Tapestry

Discover all about Jersey's maritime past in this uniquely interactive museum where you can see, touch, hear and even smell the exhibits!

Noirmont Command Bunker

Noirmont Command Bunker

Well-preserved German Naval Command Bunker that controlled the coastal artillery Batterie Lotheringen from 1944-45.

Greve de Lecq Barracks

Grève de Lecq Barracks

Designed for the garrison troops stationed on the island at the height of the fear of Napoleonic invasion. Built almost 200 years ago, these are the only surviving barracks in Jersey.

Channel Islands Military Museum

Channel Islands Military Museum

The museum is housed in a former German bunker which once formed part of Hitler's Atlantic Wall defences.

Le Moulin de Quétivel

Le Moulin De Quétivel

The last remaining working mill in Jersey, the building dates from the 18th century and was restored in 1978 by The National Trust for Jersey.