Here you can find videos and links to take a tour of the Island from your own front room. There will be something new to see every week so keep coming back for more.

What's on this page?

Just follow the links below o find specific content:

Diana - Small Boat, Big Story.  A talk about the role of the Diana & other small boats played in the St Malo Crossing from historian Doug Ford, and a short film about Diana from the exhibition at the Maritime Museum. - NEW

Iconic women of Jersey and the story of votes for women

Webinar about LGBT artist Claude Cahun 

Ice Age Island webinars from Dr Matt Pope

What's Your Street's Story?  - NEW CONTENT ONLINE

Treasures of the Jersey Archive 

Jersey Evening Post Photographic Archive   - NEW

Maritime Tours from your sofa

Spiritual heritage tours of the Island's dolmen

Virtual tours of Mont Orgueil and Elizabeth Castle

 

Looking for information on the Archives and Collections Online or how to research your family history?  Visit our Family History Online page here.

 

Diana - Small Boat, Big Story

It’s been 80 years since a fleet of small boats left Jersey to rescue soldiers and civilians from German forces in St Malo and heritage boat Diana played a role in this operation. In this talk, historian Doug Ford talks about this rescue, Diana’s other stories and the importance of keeping these heritage boats in the water.

A short film made for the Diana exhibition at the Maritime Museum.

Maritime Heritage Tours

Part One takes you from St Helier Harbour, to the King with two left feet and Part Two looks at the Victorian seaside town of Havre des Pas through history to St Catherine's breakwater, with a stop off on the moon!  Part three is the tale of the north coast, where you can take your holiday orders from the garrison commander at Fort Leicester and meet the black dog. Finally, part four takes you to the SW coast where you'll meet the cod fishermen.

Claude Cahun

Thirty years ago on 30 May, the States of Jersey decriminalised homosexuality. In this talk, hear about one of Jersey’s LGBT citizens and artists, Claude Cahun. 

iconic women of jersey and the story of votes for women

Archives and Collections Director, Linda Romeril, gives a talk about the development of the law supporting women in, the women's suffrage movement leading to the change in the law allowing women to vote in Jersey.

Votes for Women – the Pioneers

One hundred years after women in Jersey got the Vote, we remember the activists who helped make it happen. Though their campaign was not as militant as that of the Suffragettes in the UK, there’s no doubt that campaigning by Caroline Trachy and the Women’s Jersey Political Union, changed hearts and minds ahead of a crucial States of Jersey debate in 1919.

For more stories of Jersey's remarkable women, visit Jersey Heritage TV.

Virtually discover Elizabeth Castle

Introduction to Elizabeth Castle

A brief introduction to the magnificent Elizabeth Castle and some of the stories that it has told over hundreds of years.

The Elizabeth Castle APP

Whilst it might not be possible for you to actually visit it at the moment, that doesn’t mean that you can’t explore many of the Castle’s special places. Download our FREE app to your tablet or phone to meet some costumed characters from the past, and enjoy fascinating stories from the Castle’s rich history.

Try the Jersey Heritage App by downloading it from Google Play or Apple App Stores. This will give you the option to explore the Castle by following a trail of your choice, or simply free-ranging around 24 acres loaded with stories going back to the 6th century.  

This short film was made to promote the Jersey Heritage App to our visitiors, however you can download the App from home and still take a virtual tour from your sofa!

10 Points of Interest at Elizabeth Castle

Read about some of the key points of interest at the Castle, meet some characters from the past by clicking on the links.  Click on the full screen icon on the bottom right to view in full screen.

If you want to find out more about the Castle then download the free App and take a tour.

 

Mont orgueil castle

Take a virtual tour of magnificent Mont Orgueil Castle – find out how hard it is to attack or how you’d defend yourself from inside the Castle walls. Discover the stories of the Castle, from its Medieval origins to its Tudor past.

A SPIRITUAL TOUR

We’ve been back through our archive of talks and tours and in this series of armchair tours, take a closer look at the Island's spiritual heritage. Part one tells the story of Le Mont Ubé and part two looks at Ville es Nouaux.  Part three looks at La Sergenté and how a Jersey dolmen ended up in the UK.  Part four takes a closer look at the Great, Little and Broken Menhirs & The Ossuray

What's Your Street's Story?

Discover the stories from the streets where you live in a series of presentations about the people who lived, loved and worked there.

What's Your Street's Occupation Story? is kindly sponsored by Benest & Syvret.

Gorey Pier

Hill Street

Talk starts 3 mins into the video.

Mont Cochon

Pier Road - Scandal and Debauchery

What's Your Street's Story? - St Aubin's Harbour

What's Your Street's Occupation Story - Beaumont

St Lawrence Village

 L'Etacq - The John Francis Murder Case

St John's Village

Westmount

First Tower

There are four parts to this presentation, use the panel on the top left of the video to move through the four short films.  

 

Mont Les Vaux

There are four parts to this presentation, use the panel on the top left of the video to move through the four short films.  

Ice age island - with dr Matt pope

La Manche Neanderthals.  A Quick Tour of Ice Age Sites from Jersey and North-West France

Dr Matt Pope will introduce you to some of the key Neanderthal sites from the region, including La Cotte de St Brelade, and will explore why the record is so rich and what we might be missing under the waves.

Earth Day webinar

Return to La Cotte: Protecting the Record of Ice Age Jersey from Climate Change. To mark Earth Day on 22 April, Dr Matt Pope gave a talk on protecting the record of Ice Age Jersey at La Cotte de St Brelade Dr Matt Pope FSA MCIfA is the Principal Research Fellow in Palaeolithic Archaeology and Senior Geoarchaeologist at UCL.

Jersey Archive

Occupation Treasures

Discover some of the fascinating German Occupation records held at the Jersey Archive that can be used to study this amazing period in our history.

Treasures of Jersey Archive

new records

Each year, Jersey Archive opens new records to the public that have been closed for up to 100 years. Learn more about the records opened in 2020, including the German Occupation Political Prisoner's Register.

Jersey Evening Post Photographic Archive