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Maritime Museum and Occupation Tapestry Gallery

New North Quay, New North Quay, St Helier JE2 3ND
+44 1534 811043
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Nominated for a Visit England Best Told Story Award. Absorb yourself in interactive exhibits, understand the tides and learn how to design and float a ship. Immerse yourself in songs and stories of the sea, and investigate the Island's myths and legends. The Maritime Museum brings alive Jersey's maritime past. Winner of Visit England 'Best Told Story' Accolade. Find out about our Heritage Pass - four visitor attractions for the price of three on our website or at any of our visitor attractions.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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New North Quay, New North Quay, St Helier JE2 3ND
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"interactive exhibits"
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"all ages"
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"boat building"
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"well worth a visit"
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"great for kids"
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"hands on activities"
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"children and adults"
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"rainy day"
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"couple of hours"
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"jersey heritage"
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"short film"
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"two hours"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just loved this . Not very obvious where it is located but well worth a visit if you have young towards teenage kids . My son is 11 and loved it . Mostly interactive things and really original ideas mixed with traditional exhibits ....More

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jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at Maritime Museum and Occupation Tapestry Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We love your review, thank you.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tapestries are incredible, the amount of work that went into this record of the occupation, and the stories that go with it, is humbling. Beautifully laid out with an interactive feature and a film to watch too. Not an easy venue if you have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This wonderful museum has taken hands on to a new level. Everywhere you turn in this building there is something to read, watch or do. A great place with friendly staff. A great place to spend at least three hours.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place to visit with lots of interesting things to do within museum. Best bit of visit was having the experience of listening to Eileen Barrett who spoke about her experience of the occupation of the Island during 1940-45. Most memorable and remarkable women in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Occupation Tapestry - What a wonderful visual history of a very harrowing occupation of Jersey. Each scene has so much to say. It is going to be a very important resource and is helping another generation to understand living history. The Maritime Museum is a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here last Tuesday. It has two parts to the museum the tapestry that was done by the ladies from jersey all about the occupation. This part of the museum was worth spending time in, a couple of films and then looking at the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came on a dreary day. Fun and interesting museum with plenty to interact with. Would have been 4 Stars due to the size (one part was closed off) if it wasn't for the interactive WW2 gallery, which took you through the island's history during the...More

Thank Joey B
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jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at Maritime Museum and Occupation Tapestry Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for bumping up our star rating to 5 ***** it sounds like you enjoyed your visit. It's a great place to visit when the weather is not so good, or if it is just too hot outside (we live in hope of great weather)!...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely little museum on the harbor by the marina lots of posh boats to look at as you walk in. An interactive museum which is great for the kids. The Tapestry Hall is more for the adults but very inspiring charting the occupation start to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of things for children to interact with but to be honest I didn't find it all that interesting. It was a cloudy day so we spent an hour or so wandering round, On the other hand the tapestry exhibition which you can visit separately...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots to see here with hands on displays.Several informative films as well.The OccupationTapestry gallery is worth seeing.The skill in the making of them is amazing and they are very moving when you see what it must have been like to live in a countrythat is...More

Thank Sally M
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jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at Maritime Museum and Occupation Tapestry Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and particularly enjoyed the tapestry.

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