‘Pirates’, which is kindly sponsored by Ogier, is on daily from 10am-4pm at the Maritime Museum from Monday to Friday, 12-16 February and promises some swashbuckling, action-packed entertainment and fun.

The Pirates are from Griffin Historical, who hold events for Historical Royal Palaces and English Heritage and have visited Jersey on several occasions. They have also published books on piracy, worked in the film industry, on television and one of them has even acted in a ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film.

Jersey Heritage’s Community Events Curator, Nicky Lucas, said: “The team from Griffin Historical are firm favourites among the families who have met them before at our events. Despite their impressive resumés, they always say the Maritime Museum is their favourite venue and we can’t wait for the Pirates to arrive on our shores for half term to cause some marauding mayhem over five days of pirate-themed fun!”

Any would-be pirates visiting the Maritime Museum while the Pirates are in Jersey will be able to hear stories of the high seas, meet the ship’s scribe, learn about life onboard a pirate ship and try their hand at coin striking. There will also be fun pirate fact trails to follow, arts and craft activities to try and the opportunity to grab a cutlass and take part in a battle.

Kate Kirk, Ogier’s Marketing Director, said: “We’re proud to continue our partnership with Jersey Heritage this year, bringing history to life for the younger generation. To kick off our dedicated programme of family fun events, adventures and activities for 2024, we’re excited to welcome the Pirates back to Jersey for the February half term. Interactive learning through events like this offers a valuable opportunity to learn more about our Island’s history and enjoy a fun, family day out.”

Usual entry fees at the Maritime Museum apply, with free entry for Jersey Heritage Members and children under the age of six.