The Heritage Festival will return to the Bailiwick of Guernsey with the theme of Guernsey Encounters - Throughout the Ages, looking at a broad range of island history from evolution to revolution

Visitors and locals will be able to delve into any part of our fascinating history with the help of local experts whether their interest lies in the German Occupation, folklore, the Middle Ages, local traditions, archaeology, art, music, food, horticulture, wildlife, floral, the Victorian era, famous individuals (such as French poet and novelist Victor Hugo) and much more.

A number of new events will take place including talks, tours, tastings, special exhibitions, activities and workshops for the whole family. A captivating timeline will be recreated to allow visitors to pick and choose exactly what they want to go and discover.

Scroll down to see the full list of events taking or download the Heritage Festival guide

Occupation Trails

The best-selling novel 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society', by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, and its subsequent film adaptation tell the story of Guernsey's Occupation by German Armed Forces during the Second World War. 

Visit the WW2 Occupation sites referenced in the story and learn the real history behind this turbulent period of Guernsey's past.  As you visit the locations, get your Guernsey Occupation Trail Passport - available from the Guernsey Information Centre - stamped inside the venues along the route.  Once you have completed route and have all the venues stamped, take your passport to the Guernsey Information Centre to be eligible for a small gift (subject to availability)

St Peter Port Occupation Trail

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Island Occupation Trail

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