Ahoy there, me hearties!

Male and female pirate

Grab your cutlass and your eye patch – the pirates are coming! It’s been a while since they last set foot on these shores but they will be at the Maritime Museum this half term.


Jersey Heritage is welcoming back the pirates for five days of swashbuckling, action-packed, family entertainment. ‘Pirates at the Maritime Museum’ is kindly sponsored by Ogier and is on from Monday to Friday, 21-25 February.

Nicky Lucas, Jersey Heritage’s Events Curator, said: “We are delighted the pirates are returning to Jersey and the Maritime Museum. It’s been a while since they were last on our shores but we’re certain they will prove to be as popular as ever. We’ve got plenty of fantastic entertainment lined up over the half term week and would love to see as many would-be pirates as possible dressing up to add to the atmosphere.”

There are two 2½-hour Pirates sessions each day, from 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm. As well as meeting the pirates, visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about life on-board a ship and to take part in various activities.

Nicky said: “Pirates at the Maritime Museum is one of our most popular events and we strongly advise everyone – including Jersey Heritage Members – to book their sessions in advance on Eventbrite so that they don’t miss out.”

Entry is free to Jersey Heritage Members and children under the age of six.

Kate Kirk, Ogier’s Director of Marketing, said: “Ogier is committed to supporting education projects and we’re proud to be working with Jersey Heritage on a series of action-packed events focused on family learning. We’re excited to see the year starting with a return of the Pirates at the Maritime Museum. This is a great event for all ages – as sponsors we’d love to see families adopting their best pirate accents and getting involved. Interactive learning through events like this is a great way to find out more about our Island’s history and is the perfect way to enjoy a fun, family day out.”

For more information about Pirates at the Maritime Museum, go to www.jerseyheritage.org/explore/whats-on/pirates-at-the-maritime-museum/.