Elizabeth Castle

Come and meet the characters at Elizabeth Castle. Living History at the Castle takes place on selected days throughout the week from March until November.


Join the Master Gunner at midday on the Parade Ground, where he’ll give you a flavour of the Castle’s dramatic and distinguished past. Beware though, that you may be recruited into the battalion and put though your paces in military drill, before being marching to the Cockpit to prepare the signal gun for firing at 1pm. The Master Gunner may be found in the Lower Ward or on the Green from 2pm, demonstrating his expertise with the renowned ‘Brown Bess’ flintlock musket. Be prepared to cover your ears!

Performance times vary

To avoid disappointment, we recommend that you call the Castle before you visit to check on the day's performance times. Tel: 01534 723971.


1781 Jersey Militia

A thrilling display of artillery and Georgian life. Prepare yourself for the dramatic return of the 1781 Jersey Militia, who will transport you back to the colourful life of Elizabeth Castle in the 18th century. Be entertained by the loud bangs of cannon and musket, and catch an authentic glimpse of the period day to day life of a soldier and his family.

Sunday 25 July

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 August

Sunday 12 September


HRH CHarles II

We are fortunate indeed that His Majesty King Charles II has the delectation to once again visit Elizabeth Castle. The King will be available for an audience with his subjects at 10.30am and 2pm  on a daily basis during the week commencing 26 July. His Majesty will first hold court at the Granite Cross beside the Parade Ground in the Lower Ward, before moving to his erstwhile residence, now known as the Governor’s House. Do not miss the opportunity to meet the ‘Merry Monarch’ and listen to him recount many fascinating stories of his time in Jersey during the 17th century.

26 July to 1 August