Jersey is renowned for its heritage sites which immerse you in our rich and diverse past. From days of old, uncover our top history & heritage locations in Jersey. Step back in time as you explore castles, museums, bunkers and dolmens that hold the secrets and tales of times gone by. Encounter the guardians of Jersey past on your island break – Jersey Heritage, The National Trust for Jersey and the Channel Island Occupation Society, along with many other dedicated custodians, are caring for and sharing these special places.
Inspiring historic attractions and landmarks to visit.
Grosnez Castle is a ruined 14th-century castle in St. Ouen, situated in Grosnez in the north west corner of the island. Philippe de Carteret held it against the French when they took half of Jersey between 1461 and 1467, but it has been a ruin since the mid 16th century.
Jersey War Tunnels tells the true story of wartime Jersey in a way that no other visitor attraction does. It’s the best place to get a true picture of what life was really like in Jersey during WWII. The exhibition is housed within an underground tunnel complex, built by the Germans using slave labour.
16 New Street is a magnificently restored townhouse in the centre of St. Helier where you can explore life in fashionable Jersey during the Georgian era. With authentic sights and sounds, you will be transported to a time of elegance when gentlemen smoked clay pipes and the threat of French invasion was always a hot topic of conversation.
A truly memorable experience that is both thought provoking and peaceful. Unlike many other dolmens, you can stand inside its chamber and feel the atmosphere of this profoundly sacred space. The passage grave is one of the ten oldest buildings in the world.
Museums in Jersey.
Uncover stories and discoveries that make Jersey unique. The island’s rich heritage and exciting history is waiting to be delved into through an astonishing array of wonderful, interactive museums and living history experiences.