16 New Street, Georgian House Museum & Shop
ST HELIER, JERSEY
Constructed in the 1730s, and remodelled around 1810, 16 New Street is probably the finest remaining Georgian townhouse in St. Helier, and represents a wonderful example of the elegant architectural styles and fashions of Regency Jersey. The house was saved from demolition by an independent trust, and gifted to National Trust for Jersey in 2003. After a million pound bequest by Mrs Mollie Houston in 2004, the house was completely renovated and opened to the public in 2011.
Facilities – at a glance
Assist dogs allowed
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking nearby
- Facilities: Induction loop
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open Apr-Oct, Wed-Fri 10-4; during Xmas period open Sat
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About the area
Jersey is the largest of the Channels Islands, but at 45.5 square miles (118 sq km) it’s still only about a third of the size of the Isle of Wight. Its human history goes back to the Neolithic period, as many megalithic tombs (knowm as dolmens) demonstrate. However, the most important history discovery of recent years was the unearthing of tens of thousands of Roman and Celtic coins in 2012. Two men with metal detectors uncovered this amazing find, and the coins are now on display at La Hougue Bie Museum. This location itself is quite a historical wonder; well-preserved Neolithic passage graves that were used for religious ceremonies around 3500 BC.
Other historic attractions on Jersey include the War Tunnels and other remnants of the German occupation, which lasted from 1940 to 1945. Liberation Day is celebrated on May 9th as Jersey’s National Day, and is an important part of the island’s calendar. Apart from its history, Jersey is well known for its potatoes and rich, creamy milk. Holiday visitors will also find plenty of opportunities for seaside pleasures, as the island has many bays and beaches.
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