Maritime Museum - Places to Visit - Jersey Heritage

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.


Opening Times

Opening Times

Open daily from Wednesday 25 March 2015 to Sunday 1 November 2015 from 10am to 5pm then;
Open every Sunday from Sunday 1 November 2015 to March 2016


Admission Prices

Members Adult (16+) Child (6 to 16) Senior (65+) Student (16+) in full time education or holds a student card Family Ticket (2 adults 2 children)
FREE £9.15 £5.75 £8.10 £5.75 £26.45

Free admission to children under 6 years old

Find out about the Heritage Pass - Unlimited access to 4 must see attractions for the price of 3

Admission to the Occupation Tapestry Gallery is included with entry to Maritime Museum. Single Admission to the Occupation Tapestry Gallery only is £4.50.

Jersey Heritage 4 for 3 pass
Location

Location

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 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, 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.

Winner of Visit England ‘Best Told Story’ Accolade

 

Top 5 things to do at the Maritime Museum

1) Drop into the Cinema of the Sea to see one of a selection of natural history films

2) Get interactive in the Globe Room and climb on board the rocking Ship’s Cabin

3) The Occupation Tapestry & Liberation Exhibition

4) Step outside to see the historic boats (Fiona, Howard D, Florence and Jessie ) floating in the marina.

5) Experience the fun of the seaside

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 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.

 

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.

 

Facilities and Access

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





On Today!
 

70 Years of Liberation ->

A fresh look at the Occupation Tapestry with new interactive touchscreens and audio-visual presentations that draw on the latest academic research about this fascinating part of Jersey’s history.

Living History at the Maritime Museum ->

Come and meet the team in the boat shop look after and maintain our fleet of wooden historic boats throughout the year. Daily from 2 April to 2 November.