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Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum will allow you to discover Jersey’s unique maritime environment and historic relationship with the sea.

Maritime Museum

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2020 Opening Times

28th Mar to 1st Nov: Daily 10.00am to 5.00pm

2nd Nov to 30th Dec: Sundays only 10.00am to 4.00pm

Closed 1st to 5th January, 24th, 25th and 31st December

Entry

Jersey Heritage members: Free | Adults: £10.60 | Seniors: £9.55 | Students & Children (6 - 16): £6.90 | Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children): £31.50

Contact Details

Telephone: 01534 811043

Email: info@jerseyheritage.org

Website

www.jerseyheritage.org/places-to-visit/maritime-museum

About the Maritime Museum

Set beside the picturesque St Helier Marina, the Maritime Museum will allow you to discover Jersey’s unique maritime environment and historic relationship with the sea. The Museum is a must-visit for anyone interested in the high seas and the Channel Islands, as the Island’s past, sea stories and coastal legends are brought to life through a series of fantastic interactive exhibits. You will have the opportunity to find out about the world-renowned sailor, T.B. Davis, one of Jersey’s greatest philanthropists, learn about seafaring and navigation, feel the force of a gale, understand the tides and discover how to design and float a ship.

Visitors will learn about several famous ships with “The Art of the Model Maker” exhibition, which features models of HMS Jersey, Philippe de Carteret’s HMS Swallow and the Red Cross Ship, Vega, among many others. There is also an exhibition dedicated to HMS Havick, wrecked in St Aubin’s Bay, which gives an insight into the lives of ordinary seamen in Nelson’s navy.

As well as this, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the public are invited to watch the ancient and declining art of boat-building as the Museum’s team restore classic boats.

Also on display in the museum is the award winning Occupation Tapestry. Made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Island’s liberation, this richly coloured tapestry tells the story of life in Jersey during the Second World War. The tapestry was made by islanders and depicts their personal memories of the war and experiences of living under German occupation.

Top Five Things to Do at the Maritime Museum

  • Step outside to see the historic boats (Fiona, Howard, Florence, Jessie & Diana) floating in the marina
  • Get interactive in the Globe Room
  • Take a trip in the rocking boat
  • Don’t miss The Occupation Tapestry, which is also on site
  • Drop into the Cinema of the Sea to see one of a selection of natural history films

Recommended Accommodation

Where can I park?

The nearest public car parks are located at the Waterfront, the Esplanade, Pier Road and Sand Street.

Is there disabled access?

Disabled access to all floors. No dogs, except guide dogs.

Can I get the bus?

All bus routes terminate at Liberation Station, which is a short walk away.

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