Occupation Tapestry Gallery - Places to Visit - Jersey Heritage

Visit the award winning Occupation Tapestry, made by the people of Jersey to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Island’s liberation.


Opening Times

Opening Times

2016
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

2017
1 January 2017 - Closed


Admission Prices

Admission is Included in your entry fee to the Maritime Museum or admission to the Occupation Tapestry Gallery only is £4.60

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Free admission to children under 6 years old

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Location

Location

New North Quay, St Helier, JE2 3ND, The Occupation Tapestry Gallery is located at the Maritime Museum. For more information call +44 (0)1534811 043

Latitude: 49.181570139848446, Longitude: -2.1101635694503784


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The award-winning Occupation Tapestry was woven by Islanders to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the liberation from five years occupation by the German armed forces during the Second World War. The twelve richly colourful panels of the tapestry, which is housed within the Maritime Museum, depict life and hardship under military rule and were created from the memories and stories of Islanders who experienced it first-hand.  Located at the Maritime Museum.

There are interactive touchscreens and audio-visual presentations that draw on the latest academic research about this fascinating part of Jersey’s history. How did people make acts of resistance against the Germans? Who were the victims of Nazi persecution?

The Channel Islands hold the unique distinction of being the only part of Britain to be occupied by the Germans. But how did the experience of Islanders compare with that of other occupied countries in mainland Europe?

Facilities and Access

Payment: On arrival, by cash (Sterling or Euros accepted), credit/debit card (not Diners Club or American Express)

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 

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 

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

Access Statement

Read our access statement for the Occupation Tapestry Gallery, based at the Maritime Museum (.docx version)