Mont Orgueil Castle
Living History at Mont Orgueil starts on 1 May until 28 September.
Please note that dates and times may change at short notice please check with the castle in advance if you wish to see a particular performance.
Normal admission prices apply. Jersey Heritage members go free.
Medieval Man at Arms
Tuesdays 10am to 4pm
Master Gary, man at arms in the garrison, as he goes about his duties here at the King’s Castle in Gorey. Find out about his daily duties and the equipment he must look after to ensure the King’s enemies are kept at a distance.
1571 Sir Amyas Paulet was appointed Governor - Tales and Music by Cally Noel
Wednesdays 10am to 4pm
Little did Amyas Paulet know that he was to serve Queen Elizabeth 1st for seventeen eventful years. During these changing times in Jersey he saw the arrival of the strict Calvinist religion from France, which issued innumerable acts against Sabbath-breaking - folk were not allowed to gossip, dance or play skittles, the punishment being a stay in the dungeons of Mont Orgueil Castle. He had to deal with the threat of invasion by the Spanish Armada and to top it all was appointed Mary Queen of Scots Gaoler in 1585.
1795 The Spy Network in action - Tales and music by Cally Noel
Thursdays - 10am to 4pm
So what did Le Comte de Puisaye, General Tinteniac, Armand de Chateaubriand, Georges Cadoudal and a Jersey girl - Marie Le Sueur all have in common? They were all Secret Agents carrying out dangerous missions for their leader Vice Admiral Phillipe D'Auvergne. They were spying on Napoleon, carrying out acts of bravery in aiding the Chouans Rebel Army in Brittany and Normandy and risking life and limb to get back to Mont Orgueil to report on their missions.
Medieval Archer and Leatherworker
Fridays - 10am to 4pm
Learn about medieval archery, weaponry & armour and the art of leatherworking
Herbal Medicine and the many plants that still grow at Mont Orgueil today - Tales and Medieval herbal cures by Cally Noel
Sundays - May 20th June 17 July 15 August 19 September 16
The Chatelaine at Gorey Castle was wealthy enough to purchase and grow exotic herbs and plants at the castle and she would use these to make medicinal remedies to treat the garrison in the event of a long siege. There were often also serious wounds to treat and worse still an outbreak of plague in 1348.
The Medieval Companie of the Duke’s Leopards
Saturdays -May 13, June 9, July 29 , Aug 26 , Sept 23 - 10am to 4pm
Venture into the 15th century to discover life with the Medieval Companie of the Duke’s Leopards. As you travel around the castle meet the ladies, servants and soldiers & learn about medieval trades such as wool spinning & candle making. Find out about the bloody sieges and warfare, watch sword fighting. Experience the smells of 15th Century cooking and find out what people ate, or learn the art of calligraphy. These are just some of the things the Companie will introduce you to in this step back in time!
Tours - Take a free tour of the castle with a Jersey Heritage guide.
Please contact the castle for details.