23 March to 30 October - Daily - 10am to 5pm
31 October to 18 December - Every Sunday - 10am to 4pm
19 December to 30 December - Daily - 10am to 4pm
24, 25 December & 31 December - Closed
1 January 2017 - Closed
||Child (6 to 16)
||Student (16+) in full time education or holds a student card
||Family Ticket (2 adults 2 children)
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 £4.60.
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.
Also on site the Occupation Tapestry Gallery. The new Occupation Tapestry panel is currently being mounted in the UK, before being placed on permanent display in the Occupation Tapestry Gallery at the Maritime Museum later this year.
Winner of Visit England ‘Best Told Story’ Accolade
The Diana Story - a little boat with a big story! Find out more here.
Maritime Museum Resources
The museum is divided thematically into the three areas of Elements, Boats and People. The exhibits in each area are explained through corresponding iBooks which can be downloaded here.
Top 5 things to do at the Maritime Museum
1) Find out about Jersey's seafood, beach culture and seaside entertainment
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) Enjoy the interactive fun for all the family
Heritage Detective Trails
Test your power of observation and become a Heritage detective – work your way around the 6 sites to see if you can spot all of the images on each trail. Each image is a photographic detail of a piece of art, an object or part of a building.
It's not too easy for big kids and not too difficult for the little ones!
The Detective Trails are available at each site or you can download your trail in advance from here.
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
Hearing loop available at reception and a portable hearing loop is available for groups if requested in advance
Read our access statement for the Maritime Museum (.docx version)