Maritime Museum

and occupation tapestry gallery


    Open daily from March to November

    Maximum group number 30 persons per 30 mins

    Minimum group of six paying Adult/Seniors


    Group booking prices

    These prices show your 15% discount for pre booked groups of 6 or more adults or seniors. Students and children – no group booking discount, children under six years receive free entry.

    Adult Senior 65+ Child or Student

    6 to 16 years

    £9.01 £8.12 £6.90

     

    About the Maritime Museum

    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 a uniquely interactive museum where you can see, hear and even smell the exhibits.

    Learn about the tides or how to design and float a ship, immerse yourself in songs and stories of the sea, and investigate the Island’s myths and legends or discover the fun of the seaside. Take a closer look at Jersey’s link to seafaring and shipbuilding and the privateers and pirates who shaped the Island’s maritime past and learn about navigation and the elements.

    Also on site the Occupation Tapestry Gallery. The award-winning Occupation Tapestry which was woven by Islanders to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the liberation. The 13 richly colourful panels of the tapestry depict life and hardship under military rule and were created from the memories and stories of Islanders who experienced it first-hand.

    Top five things to do

    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) Discover 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.

    Location

    New North Quay, St Helier,  JE2 3ND, in close proximity to The Weighbridge and Liberation Square.The Occupation Tapestry Gallery is located at the Maritime Museum.

    Site telephone number 01534811 043

    Latitude: 49.181744, Longitude: -2.110062

    Information for groups

    WIFI is available on site

    Parking

    Car Park: No onsite parking. Closest public chargeable pay card parking located:

    Waterfront underground car park Coordinates – 49°10’56.9″N 2°06’48.8″W – 49.182466 ,  -2.113556

    Esplanade car park Coordinates – 49°11’05.9″N 2°06’52.9″W – 49.184983,  -2.114693

    Sand Street car park Coordinates – 49°11’07.7″N 2°06’38.5″W – 49.185458, -2.110682

    Coach Parking: None on site. Please speak with your coach operator regarding drop off and pick up points.

    Disabled Parking: roadside within St Helier and Public Car parks

    Public Transport

    Bus: Any bus routes going to Liberation Bus Station St. Helier

    Cycle Route: Any going to St Helier No.1, 1A and 5

    Public bike rack available at entrance.

    Access Information

    Disabled access: Disabled access to all floors.

    Push chair:  Push chair available to use on site.

    Toilets: Four toilets on site and one accessible toilet on site.  One baby-changing facility on site.

    Hearing loop: Available at reception and a portable hearing loop is available for groups if requested in advance.

    Download the Visual Story for Maritime Museum and Occupation Tapestry Gallery produced in consultation with Autism Jersey .

    Guide dogs only.

    Refreshments and shop

    No Café on site (local cafes located 5 mins walk in St Helier).

    Event and Group Catering can be arranged, and must be booked in advance.

    Gift shop is within the Museum.

    Guided Tours

    Private Guided tours, please contact Group Bookings to discuss your requirements.

    Interpretation language

    Film audio and interpretation panels in English with some with French

    Occupation Tapestry Gallery panels in English and French

    Occupation Tapestry Gallery touchscreens in English, French and German

    Group Booking form

    Want to visit us?  Complete the Group Booking Form here.