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“Georgian History”
Review of 16 New Street

16 New Street
Ranked #9 of 53 things to do in St. Helier
Certificate of Excellence
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Jersey, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
“Georgian History”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

A beautifully restored Georgian town house in the centre of St. Helier, the Island's capital. Appropriately costumed 'servants' are on duty at certain times and you can sample some of the foods that would have been served at the time the house was lived in. Occasional lunch-time lectures deal with various aspects of life at the time.

Visited December 2013
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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“A pleasant surprise”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

This house has seen many changes since its georgian days including internal collapse and threat of demolition. A stroll round this building will take you back to a bygone age. I loved it although not really "my period"

Visited October 2013
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St. Helier, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
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“Town life St Helier in style”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

A brilliantly renovated town house. Very authentic and well worth a visit. I went there for a private dinner and the atmosphere was amazing

Visited March 2013
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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“Recommended for a visit”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

If you are a National trust member you will almost certainly enjoy this visit has did we. Right in the centre of town so no parking. There is a gift shop but no cafe or other facilities.

Visited October 2013
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Essex
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“Wow! A true treasure”
Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Don't miss the beautifully preserved Georgian House right in the midst of modern St Helier's hustle and bustle High Street if you're visiting on the days of the week during the appropriate months that they are open.

The house has been restored as faithfully as possible. The National Trust of Jersey have lovingly transported the interior back mainly to Regency times but the 'Club Room' on the first floor which would have been main bedrooms originally has been restored to the hub of the Victorian gentleman's club which the house became in the 19th century.

One enters through a well stocked but completely lacking in pressure to buy, gift shop which leads to the kitchen and the fabulously knowledgeable and informative, period costumed, 'cook/housekeeper'. This treasure explains the history and workings if the house with a special take on food. Indeed, she had recently baked bread which we were invited to try, showed us how the range worked,(where she was spit roasting a chicken), how puddings and sauces were made and produce stored.
We also learnt how sugar was bought and used, tea was made and what time and how meals were taken at the house. There is an interesting display in the dining room to give you some idea.
Upstairs,in the 'Club Room' on the first floor, there is a very informative film about how the occupants would have lived in the house. And the second floor has the children's' rooms and further fascinating information on the history and transformation of the house.

Whatever you do when you visit Jersey, do not miss this treasure!

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