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
The Grand Jersey is the only 5 star hotel in St Helier. The hotel offers fantastic sea views over St Aubin’s bay and Elizabeth castle and an award winning spa.View »
Pomme d'Or Hotel
Established over 175 years ago, the Pomme d'Or is one of Jersey's most prominent hotels. With 143 rooms to choose from and a very convenient town centre location, the Pomme d'Or offers city-style facilities and attentive service.View »
Radisson Blu Hotel
Located in a prime location on St Helier’s waterfront and offering easy access to the town centre and St. Aubin's Bay, the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel is a popular choice for many Jersey visitors.View »
Royal Yacht Hotel
The Royal Yacht Hotel offers an incredible town centre location combined with the fantastic Spa Sirène and an unrivalled selection of restaurants and bars.View »
Once a coach house, the Revere is now a boutique style hotel conveniently close to the heart of St. Helier’s town centre as well as to Jersey's south coast beaches.View »
The Stafford Hotel offers great budget accommodation in a fantastic town location, plus access to sister hotel The Revere’s facilities, including an outdoor swimming pool and two restaurants.View »
Dating from between 1740 and 1760, the fisherman's cottage has been lovingly restored and offers a fantastic place to stay, close to the centre of St. Helier town centre yet a world away from it all.View »
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.
Open daily 10am - 5pm, 29th March - 29th October
Open Sunday only 2nd January - 28th March and 30th October - 17th December: 10am - 4pm
Jersey Heritage members: Free / Adults: £9.80 / Seniors: £8.65 / Students & Children (6 - 16): £6.15 / Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children): £28.50