Open daily from 17 March to 1 November -10am to 5pm
Open Sundays from 1 November to 31 December - 10am to 4pm
25, 26, 27 and 28 December
Admission is Included in your entry fee to the Maritime Museum or admission to the Occupation Tapestry Gallery is £4.95
Jersey Heritage Members - Free
15% discount for pre booked groups of 6 or more adults or seniors. Please book in advance here
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
- Réseau des Musées de Normandie - Muséopass Card
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
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Information for visitors - physical distancing Covid-19
We have put a number of systems in place to ensure your safety, the Jersey Heritage team will inform you of the physical distancing rules at the Occupation Tapestry Gallery. These rules include:
- As part of the Government of Jersey’s contact tracing measures, you will be asked to provide a name and telephone number. This information will be used if it is later discovered that a visitor or staff member on that day had COVID-19. All records will be used only for this purpose and will be destroyed once the possibility of contact transference is over
- We accept contactless payment only
- Please stay at least one metre from other visitors
- There are some areas that can only be used by one household group at a time – signs will tell you where these areas are
- Where you see red ‘stop’ signs and green ‘go’ signs, please remember to turn them around
- Please follow the one-way system and keep to the left
- There are lots of buttons to push, so please wear gloves
- Please consider wearing a mask while you are inside the Gallery
- If you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19 please stay at home
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.
In 2015, to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation, Jersey Heritage asked Wayne Audrain to design a new 13th panel to capture 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.
Community spirit runs through the Occupation Tapestry, in what it represents and how it was created. Each of the original 12 panels was created in a different Jersey parish and the 13th panel toured all 12 parishes, offering every Islander the opportunity to sew a stitch.
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?
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: Contactless payment only (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: No café on site
Gift Shop: The Jersey Heritage gift shop, selling gifts and souvenirs is on site
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
WIFI: Available on site
Read our statement for the Occupation Tapestry Gallery, based at the Maritime Museum (.docx version)