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HistoryFest launches the start of castle season this weekend

HistoryFest launches the start of castle season this weekend

Saturday 09 April 2022

HistoryFest launches the start of castle season this weekend

Saturday 09 April 2022

A two-day HistoryFest event will be held at Castle Cornet this weekend to launch castle season.

Events will include living history shows from the Guernsey History in Action Company, live music, craft activities and period bell tents to bring to life different aspects of the castle’s 800 years of history.

Members of the Guernsey Military History Company will be on hand to help visitors of all ages discover the everyday life of soldiers garrisoned at the castle.


Pictured: Castle season runs from 6 April to 30 October.

Access & Learning Manager, Jo Dowding, said the first weekend of castle season “always has a celebratory feel”.

“Whether you like to explore the four Museums, enjoy the views or take part in the extra activities, we hope there will be something for everyone,” she said.

The living history shows will take place at 11:10, 12:10, 14:10 and 15:10 on Saturday and Sunday.

There will also be guided tours at 10:30 on both days along with storytelling from Guille-Allès Library staff.


Pictured: HistoryFest poster. 

The craft room will be open all weekend and there will be a special trail of castle character for “visitors young and young-at-heart” to meet.

There will also be a designated quiet space for the weekend at the South Battery where no events are planned.

The Castle is open daily during HistoryFest 10.00-17.00 (activities end at 16.00). Entry is free with a Discovery Pass, otherwise normal Castle admission applies.

The event is in partnership with the Guernsey Military History Company, the Guernsey History in Action Company and Guille-Allès Library.

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