Closed: 4 November 2013 to 2 April 2014
Open: 2 April 2014 to 2 November 2014. 10am to 5pm daily.
||Child (6 to 16)
||Student (16+) in full time education or holds a student card
||Family Ticket (2 adults 2 children)
The Jersey Pass is accepted at the Maritime Museum
Free admission to children under 6 years old
Admission to the Occupation Tapestry Gallery is included with entry to Maritime Museum. Single Admission to the Occupation Tapestry Gallery only is £4.20.
New North Quay, St Helier, JE2 3ND For more information call +44 (0)1534 811 043
Latitude: 49.181570139848446, Longitude: -2.1101635694503784
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Discover all about Jersey's maritime past in this uniquely interactive museum where you can see, touch, hear and even smell the exhibits. Jersey’s landscape and history have been shaped by the sea and this museum tells the story of the Island’s unique maritime environment and rich seafaring past. Set by the historic harbour of St Helier, the Maritime Museum is all about seafaring, navigation and the elements, told through the stories of Jersey people.
Absorb yourself in interactive exhibits to feel the force of a gale, understand the tides and learn how to design and float a ship. Immerse yourself in songs and stories of the sea, and investigate the Island's myths and legends. The Maritime Museum brings alive Jersey's maritime past.
There are 3 new installations for 2014:
- Beach hut and Jersey beach culture
- Punch and judy and traditional seaside entertainment
Top 5 things to do at the Maritime Museum
1) Step outside to see the historic boats(Fiona, Howard, Florence, Jessie & Diana) floating in the marina.
2) Get interative in the Globe Room.
3) Take a trip in the rocking boat.
4) Don’t miss The Occupation Tapestry, which is also on site.
5) Drop into the Cinema of the Sea to see one of a selection of natural history films.
Find out about world-renowned sailor T.B. Davis, one of Jersey’s greatest philanthropists and his love of the sea, sponsored by Coutts. Find out more about Coutts charitable history.
Take a look at the restoration work being carried out on one of our historic boats where every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday you can watch the ancient and declining art of boat-building as the team restore classic boats.
Also on display is ‘The Art of the Model Maker’ which features models of HMS Jersey, Philippe de Carteret’s HMS Swallow, the Red Cross Ship Vega and many more. Find out how the HMS Havick, a flush deck sloop, which the Dutch built in 1784. After her capture she was commissioned into the Royal Navy and served in the English Channel until she was wrecked in St Aubin’s Bay during a terrible storm in November 1800. The items on display give an insight into the lives of ordinary seamen in Nelson’s navy, as well as relating the trauma of the fateful shipwreck. Read more about the HMS Havick.
Free Walking Guide
Explore Jersey with our series of walking guides taking in many of the Island's landmarks, heritage and visitor attractions. Our walks have been developed by a Jersey Blue Badge Guide, who knows the Island inside-out. Howard Davis Park to the Maritime Museum - find out more. This walk offers a glimpse into the life of one of Jersey’s greatest philanthropists - Thomas Benjamin Davis. The son of a ship’s carpenter, he was a self-made millionaire, a friend of King George V, yet he never forgot the island of his birth.
You can take a free virtual tour of Jersey's maritime history by downloading the Maritime Landscape tour from the Trails and Tours section of the website.
Friends of the Maritime Museum
For information on Friends of the Maritime Museum, click here.
The Occupation Tapestry Gallery
Visit the award winning Occupation Tapestry, also located at the Maritime Museum, made by the people of Jersey to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Island’s liberation. The twelve panels of this richly coloured tapestry tell the story of life in Jersey during the Second World War. This community work of art depicts Islanders' personal memories of the war and their experience of living under German occupation. Find out more.
Payment: On arrival, by cash (Sterling or Euros accepted), credit/debit card (not Diners Club or American Express)
Organised groups: 15% discount for groups of 6 or more adults or seniors. Please book in advance by completing the form here.
Entrance and parking: Located on the New North Quay in close proximity to the Weighbridge and Liberation Square. No on-site car park but parking for cyclists. Nearest public car parks are located at the Waterfront, the Esplanade, Pier Road and Sand Street.
Buses and cycle routes: All bus routes to Liberation Station. Follow any cycle route for St Helier
Refreshments: A café is situated next door to the Maritime Museum
Gift Shop: The Jersey Heritage gift shop, selling gifts and souvenirs relating to the collection and to Jersey is located at the museum and is open to visitors and non-visitors.
Access arrangements: Disabled access to all floors
Dogs: No dogs allowed, except guide dogs