Maritime Museum and Occupation Tapestry Gallery, St. Helier

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#3 of 11 in Museums in Jersey
Learn about Jersey’s unusual maritime environment and rich seafaring past at Maritime Museum and Occupation Tapestry Gallery. Take part in the many interactive activities on offer: feel the force of a gale, learn how to design and float a ship, and attempt to understand the tides. Listen to the nautical stories of people from Jersey and become absorbed in the myths and legends of the island. Make sure you visit the occupation tapestry, which illustrates memories of the lives of the Jersey people under German occupation in World War II. Browse the on-site shop for souvenirs relating to the museum’s collection. Put Maritime Museum and Occupation Tapestry Gallery and other St. Helier attractions into our St. Helier driving holiday app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We had an hour to kill so decided to visit our expectation was not high but it was a hidden gem ! Loads of interactive exhibits (some a little random!) and facts well set out with plenty to keep you i...  more »
  • Very interesting. Tapestry amazing. Upstairs an interactive museum which would be educational for the kids. Cafe next door but it was shut when we visited.  more »
  • we visited with our two grandchildren ages 6&11years and they both enjoyed it and asked lots of questions about exhibits.it was easy to find &access and the people on reception were very helpful and p...  more »
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  • Great interactive hands-on museum. Much bigger than it first appeared with lots of individual sections. Really glad we visited.
  • Lasting impressions: surprisingly engaging, fun and educational Our experience: a really pleasant mix of history, maritime education and engaging fun that took us by surprise. A lot of hands-on exhibits to keep both children and adults interested. This museum really brought the maritime history to life. The verdict: would happily return - there's still plenty to explore!
  • Excellent museum showing the seafaring history of the island of Jersey. There is also the occupation tapestry housed here, a pictorial walk through the years of occupation during World War II.
  • Returned to this museum for a second visit. Well laid out, good interactive experiences, Sally the Smuggler was very entertaining and informative, both in and out of character. The Occupation Tapestry was excellent and well worth visiting. Easy access from St Helier Liberation Square.
  • Nice place. Plenty for younger children to mess around with. Informative. No coffee shop here.

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