Maritime Museum child looks at model boat

Maritime Museum and Occupation Tapestry Gallery

Mûsée Mathitînme & Gal'lie d'la Tapiss'sie d'L'Otchupâtion

An interactive adventure about Jersey’s seafaring history and the Island’s story during World War II    

Immerse yourself in the Island’s shipbuilding past with songs and stories of the sea, Jersey privateers and pirates, and maritime legends. Learn hands-on about the tides and designing a ship. Then follow the story of Jersey’s seafood, beach and seaside entertainment.

In the harbour behind the Museum, look out for the historic Jersey boats of the Heritage Fleet lovingly restored by Jersey Heritage boat shop volunteers – the unique story of each boat can be discovered in an interpretation panel on the harbourside.

Also on-site is the Occupation Tapestry Gallery, 13 panels of the tapestry woven by Islanders, which depicts a life of hardship during the five years of Occupation by German armed forces during the Second World War.


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Buy a Heritage Pass

Buy your 7 day Heritage Pass and save up to 29% with the 4 for 3 Heritage Pass on days out at Jersey’s Castles and Museums.

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Island at war

The Channel Islands were occupied by Nazi forces during World War II, read one woman's extraordinary story.

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Signal Station People look at signal station with Jersey Museum building in background


Signal Station

The Island’s only working signal station is at Fort Regent, displaying weather warnings and signals for special occasions.

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Download the Podcast

We take a look at the story of Howard D, Jersey’s first motor lifeboat, and the rest of the historic fleet on display outside the Maritime Museum. 

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