Educational Resources

Through our outreach and education programmes, we aim to connect everyone with their heritage, from our oldest to our youngest residents.

Over 6,000 local primary school children visit our sites every year.

Read our Support for Learning document to learn more about a site visit and using these resources.  There is also advice on the teacher to pupil ratios for site visits here.

Planning a Visit?

Planning a Visit? →

Jersey Heritage can advise how to make the most of a visit to one of our museums or castles and we can show you how to link these visits to the curriculum. In addition we have series of loan boxes full of fascinating artefacts available to borrow for classroom study.


Dinosaurs →

For 160 million years, dinosaurs ruled the earth. Jersey did not exist as an island then but was part of the land called Pangea.

Myths & Legends

Myths & Legends →

Jersey has some amazing stories of myths and legends, download our worksheets to learn more.


Neolithic →

About 7,500 years ago rising sea-levels caused by the gradual melting of the ice caps and glaciers of the last Ice Age resulted in the place we now know as Jersey becoming an island.

The Occupation

The Occupation →

The Channel Islands became part of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall and were heavily fortified by thousands of forced workers brought over from the continent. The garrison meant that one in every four people in the Island was a member of the German forces.


Castles →

Jersey became part of the Duchy of Normandy in 933 when Duke William II – Longsword – annexed the land of the Bretons next to the sea. This included the Channel Islands. Until 1204 the Islands remained a peaceful backwater and then within months the situation changed dramatically.


Pirates →

Although the peak of historical piracy was the late 17th and early 18th centuries, pirates plied their trade both before and afterwards. In fact piracy is still a problem today especially in the Indian Ocean.

Houses & Homes

Houses & Homes →

What is the difference between a house and a home? House – a building for people to live in Home – the place where you live.

The Victorians

The Victorians →

Victoria was Queen for over 60 years – from 1837 until 1901. There were lots of changes during her reign Download the free key stage two educational worksheets on the Victorians here.

Castle Schools

Castle Schools →

Castle Schools – STEM based activities and lessons based around Elizabeth Castle. Castle Schools sponsored by Ogier.

1781 The Battle of Jersey

1781 The Battle of Jersey →

In early 1781 a French invasion force successfully landed on Jersey’s east coast and nearly succeeded in capturing the Island. The Battle of Jersey as it came to be known took place at the height of the American War of Independence and delivered a shot of heroism and patriotism just when the British Crown and people needed it most.


Toys →

The word ‘toy’ first appeared in the context which we now know in the 1580s, referred to as a “thing” (object) for a child to play with. Download the free educational worksheets on toys here.