The Heritage Detective summer trails, which are kindly supported by Lloyds Bank International, have been specially created for the school holidays and challenge children to find clues and complete activities by exploring the visitor sites and looking closely at exhibits.


Jersey Heritage is calling upon young Islanders to turn detective this summer and hone their investigation skills at its castles and museums with a new series of fun challenges.

The Heritage Detective summer trails, which are kindly supported by Lloyds Bank International, have been specially created for the school holidays and challenge children to find clues and complete activities by exploring the visitor sites and looking closely at exhibits.

There are six trails to complete during August, with each one tailored to a different site and themes including nature, art and history:

  • Creative Castle at Mont Orgueil
  • Museum Mysteries at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery
  • Myths and Magic at La Hougue Bie
  • Hidden Habitats at Hamptonne Country Life Museum
  • Castle Quest at Elizabeth Castle
  • Pirates Aplenty at the Maritime Museum.

Nicky Lucas, Jersey Heritage’s Community Events Curator, said: “There is so much to see and explore at the Jersey Heritage sites and the Heritage Detective trails are a great way for children to engage with the Island’s rich history. They can test their observation skills and have lots of fun tracking down information, while also learning loads of interesting facts about the Island they live in. It’s a great activity for the whole family to enjoy throughout August.”

Copies of the Heritage Detective Trails can be found at the relevant sites from Saturday, 1 August 2020 and all the trails are available to download at www.jerseyheritage.org/detective. Families have until 31 August 2020 to complete them.

For Heritage Detectives who complete all the trails, there is the chance to win one of 100 £10 vouchers to spend on goodies with Jersey Heritage. All they have to do is go online and complete their Detective Report by answering questions about their discoveries at www.jerseyheritage.org/detective. The closing date is 1 September 2020.

Jason Lewis, of Lloyds Bank International, said: “Lloyds Bank loves working with Jersey Heritage on its family-friendly, summertime activities. This year, the challenge was to get people out and about, and rediscovering the Jersey Heritage sites. We are so pleased that through our support, they have created the Heritage Detective trails this year.”

The Heritage Detective trails are a free activity. Usual charges apply for entry to the visitor sites, which is free to Jersey Heritage Members and children under the age of six.