Please check listing to ensure that Living History is on today. History comes to life at the castle with something different to see almost every day, meet the Medieval man at arms, hear the storytellers or listen to tales and music from Cally Noel.


Location

Location

Mont Orgueil Castle


Living History at Mont Orgueil starts on 1 May until 27 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.

 

story telling

Mondays 10.30am to 1.30pm

Meet Roger in the Lower Ward for dramatic storytelling at its best, with gossip and stories from the castle’s chequered history. Hear what it is like to live in the castle at a time when it was the centre of life in Jersey.

 

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.

 

1591 - Sir John Norris paid a visit to Mont Orgueil Castle

Wednesdays 10am to 4pm

Sir John Norris, the most acclaimed British soldier of his day paid a visit to Mont Orgueil Castle to see his sister Lady Catherine Paulet and her husband Sir Anthony Paulet, Governor of Jersey. He reported that ' the castle was of little strength, as for the Islanders themselves, they were a fearful people who took alarm at every ship they saw and who would run out of the island if they had a back door'. Hear tales and intrigue of who the Jersey Islanders feared accompanied with Tudor music by Cally Noel.

 

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's special visit to Mont Orgueil Castle

Thursdays 10am to 4pm
 

On 3rd September 1846, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited Jersey, and were driven in a four-horse drawn carriage through the town, via La Hougue Bie to Mont Orgueil Castle, where the Royal Couple alighted, climbing to the summit! Hear more about this special Royal visit with music from the time by Cally Noel.
 

 

ARMOURER

Fridays - 10am to 4pm

Learn about medieval archery, weaponry & armour.

 

CASTLE FALCONER

Friday -  10 May, 24 May, 7 June, 21 June, 5 July, 19 July, 2 August, 16 August, 30 August, 13 September

Meet Michaut, the Castle Falconer, and his hawk Sovereign. Discover how Michaut cares for and trains his birds of prey, and watch him perform the fascinating skills of medieval falconry. Learn what a 'hoodwinked' or a 'haggard' bird is, and who is a 'cadger' or a 'boozer'. You’ll find Michaut and Sovereign in the Middle Ward.

 

 

Herbal Medicine - Tales and Medieval herbal cures by Cally Noel

 
Sundays - May 12 June 16 July 28 August 25 September 22

 

In the Middle Ages there were many illnesses and ailments, not to mention soldiers battle wounds that needed instant treatment. This was made possible by the medicinal use of the castles herbs and of course the inherited knowledge of the herbalist.

 

The Medieval Companie of the Duke’s Leopards

Sundays - 12 May, 16 June, 28 July, 25 August, 22 September  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.