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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  • 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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  • Very informative and interactive. Staff were pleasant and helpful on the desk/shop. My favourite part was the boat simulator which gave the feeling and motion of being on a boat. There was an activity where there were a selection of fragrances which you would expect to experience if you were out to sea. I also enjoyed creating a boat and testing whether it would float to the other end of the water vessel. I give it a 4 star and not a 5 star because of the lack of staff interaction. There was one volunteer who just wandered around the building, basically doing her own thing. She did not interact with anyone, children included. She could have done a demonstration or something similar especially for people like me who, found aspects of the visit a little laborious. Other than that, I would recommend visiting here. You'll need about 2-3 hours depending on how big your group is. I liked that we were able to go out of the building and re-enter on the same day; for as many times as you wished on the day. This was helpful as we popped out briefly for lunch.
  • A lot more interesting than I thought it would be as i am not into boats.great for children lots to do
  • Exciting and interesting exhibits. Very extensive. A bit bewildering after a while as there is so much!
  • A fantastic museum plenty to see and do. Lots to keep the kids entertained with interactive working displays. Would highly recommend looking at the occupation tapestrys......Superb
  • Fab facilities and very good things for all the family
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