Occupation Tapestry Gallery

At the maritime museum

Open daily from March to November
Maximum Group 30 persons – per 30 mins.
Minimum Group of 6 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

£4.95 £4.95 £4.95

About The Occupation Tapestry

The Occupation Tapestry was unveiled in 1995 and has since helped Islanders and visitors to better understand something of this difficult period of Jersey’s history. The award-winning Occupation Tapestry was woven by Islanders to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the liberation from five years of occupation by the German armed forces during the Second World War. The 13 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. 

h2>INformation for groups

WIFI is available on site


Car park: No onsite parking

Disc and chargeable pay card parking available at Long Beach Car park, along Gorey Coast Road and Gorey Pier, roadside parking on Route de la Cote.

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

Disabled Parking: One disabled bay on road side near entrance, disabled permits must be displayed.

Public Transport

Bus:- Liberty Bus Route 1 1A and 1G, Route 2 and 13 stop at Gorey Pier

Cycle Routes: No.1 and 3

Public Bike rack available on Gory Pier

Access Information

Full access to the site.

Push chair:  Push chair available to use on site.

Accessible toilet onsite.

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

Guide dogs only.

Download our Visual Story for Mont Orgueil Castle produced in consultation with Autism Jersey.

Refreshment and Shop

Café presently available until December 2020

No café for 2021 – Check Website for any updates.

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

Gift shop is within entrance of the Castle.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours provided free  of charge throughout the season (Generally twice a day – duration approx.30 mins) Please check here for dates and times.

Private Guided Tours can be arranged, by advanced booking – £50 per tour – duration approx. 1hr.

Leaflets available at entrance (£1) provide a brief history and guide to the site.

Audio Guide is available to download here.


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: 49.181744, Longitude: -2.110062

Interpretation language

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.