02 January to 20 March - every Sunday - 10am to 4pm
21 March to 4 November - Daily - 10am to 5pm
5 November to 16 December - every Sunday - 10am to 4pm
01 January 2018
17 December -31 December 2018
Admission is Included in your entry fee to the Maritime Museum or admission to the Occupation Tapestry Gallery only is £4.85
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Free admission to children under 6 years old
Find out about the Heritage Pass - Unlimited access to 4 must see attractions for the price of 3
15% discount for pre booked groups of 6 or more adults or seniors. Please book in advance by going online at jerseyheritage.org
10% discount for non pre booked groups of 6 or more adults or seniors (at VSA discretion) .
Students and children - no group booking discount
Jersey Heritage welcomes the following Reciprocal Agreements:
Museums Association Members
International Council of Museums (ICOM) members
Alderney Society / Museum ticket holders
Friends of the Maritime Museum- Occupation Tapestry Gallery and Maritime Museum only
Friends of Liverpool Maritime Museum - Occupation Tapestry Gallery and Maritime Museum only
Friends of National Maritime Museum - Occupation Tapestry Gallery and Maritime Museum only
Friends of Manx National Heritage
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: 49.181570139848446, Longitude: -2.1101635694503784
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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 twelve 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. Located at the Maritime Museum.
There are interactive touchscreens and audio-visual presentations that draw on the latest academic research about this fascinating part of Jersey’s history. How did people make acts of resistance against the Germans? Who were the victims of Nazi persecution?
The Channel Islands hold the unique distinction of being the only part of Britain to be occupied by the Germans. But how did the experience of Islanders compare with that of other occupied countries in mainland Europe?
In 2017 a new panel was added to the tapestry. This panel captures both the celebration at the heart of Liberation Day, and how Jersey people continue to remember acts of heroism and commemorate the victims of Nazism.
Download our Visual Story for the Maritime Museum and Occupation Tapestry Gallery. This is a helpful guide to what to expect on a visit and has been produced in consultation with Autism Jersey.
Facilities and Access
Payment: On arrival, by cash (Sterling or Euro notes accepted), credit/debit card (not Diners Club or American Express)
Entrance and parking: Located on the New North Quay in close proximity to the Weighbridge and Liberation Square. No on-site car park but parking for cyclists. Nearest public car parks are located at Pier Road and Sand Street
Buses and cycle routes: All bus routes to Liberation Station. Follow any cycle route for St Helier
Refreshments: A café is situated next door
Gift Shop: The Jersey Heritage gift shop, selling gifts and souvenirs relating to the collection and to Jersey is located at the museum and is open to visitors and non-visitors.
Access arrangements: Disabled access
Dogs: No dogs allowed, except guide dogs
Hearing loop available at reception and a portable hearing loop is available for groups if requested in advance
Read our access statement for the Occupation Tapestry Gallery, based at the Maritime Museum (.docx version)