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16 New Street, Georgian House

Historic buildings provide first-hand experiences that cannot be recreated in a classroom – an opportunity for pupils to engage with real objects, real stories, real people and real environments.

From the moment your class steps through the front door of 16 New Street they step back in time to an era when men wore top hats and stockings and only the boys went to school…

As they explore the house they will find out what it was like to live in Jersey 200 years ago. Children will have the opportunity to:

  • Tour the house with the Trust's House & Collections Manager
  • Meet Louisa the Cook in the historic kitchen and help her prepare some food
  • Handle some historic objects, guess what material they are made from and what they were used for
  • Find out how 16 New Street was heated and lit 200 years ago – and discover why there are no bathrooms
  • Explore the children’s nursery and handle some traditional toys
  • Dress up in traditional costume and learn about deportment

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    16 New Street, St Helier, JE2 3RA.

    Suitable for Key Stage 1
    Admission charge £50 per group
    Sessions start at 9.15 and last one hour and 15 minutes
    Weds, Thurs, Fri only (April – October)

    Curriculum objectives:
    History: Understand the history of the island from the earliest times to the present day; understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, similarity, difference and significance and use them to make connections and draw contrasts

    Science: Recognise that objects are made of materials; name some everyday materials such as wood, glass and metal

    Food and Technology: Understand how people’s diets have changed over time; learn how the Journeaux family’s diet would have been based around local, seasonal foods - with only specialist ingredients such as sugar and spices imported from overseas