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
Winner of Visit England ‘Best Told Story’ Accolade
Exhibition - Opens March 2016
The Diana Story - a little boat with a big story!
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
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.
Open every Sunday from 10am to 4pm
Address: New North Quay, St Helier
Tel: 01534 811 043
GPS: Lat. 49.1815 Long. -2.1101
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FREE for Members & Jersey Pass Holders