Maritime Museum and Occupation Tapestry Gallery, St. Helier

4.3
#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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  • August 21, 2017
    Smaller museum with an exciting exhibition on Jersey's maritime past, up to and including 2. vedenskrig and men's handsome and interessate ship models. Occupation Tapestry is closest to a smaller local version of the Bayeux Tapestry, but incredible effort by hundreds of people in approximately 6 years with up to 1.5 billion stitches. Is about everyday life under the occupation as here was something we badly can imagine compared to conditions in Denmark at the time. People died of starvation, and the population had largely been wiped out, if the International Red Cross had not been granted access to the island at the end of the war. Gripping. Not cheap but definitely worth the price.
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  • August 19, 2017
    I have worked in museums for a long time and make sure to visit the local heritage sites when I'm visiting somewhere. The Maritime Museum in Jersey is one of the best that I have been to in a long tim...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    lots to see and a wide ranging collection. but some of it felt a little random. a bit like a science museum of the sea. interspersed with odd sculptures. lots of buttons to press and screens to intera...  more »

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