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“History ahoy!!!”

Maritime Museum and Occupation Tapestry Gallery
Ranked #3 of 54 things to do in St Helier
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Open Sundays 10am to 4pm. 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 17 July 2014

There is something here for old and young. A wealth of history through the medium of film and artefacts assaults your senses as you sail around the various exhibits. The interactive nature of the museum will certainly satisfy young enquiring children that love to touch and play with things. There is seating to watch old footage and a fantastic gallery of sailing ships. You can see old sailing boats mid-restoration too. In the theatre there is a really nice puppet theatre. A new and recent addition is an old restored beach hut. I can see the beach hut will be full of autonoma and information and pictures depicting Jersey beach and tourism. You will need a few hours to take it all in. This is how to present history to the public. Thank you and brilliantly done.

Thank JBrabusLimes
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

We think it's ideal for children on a wet or cold day, it was quite interesting but a bit dear. The tapestry was very interesting and the lady who had lived in Jersey during the war was very informative.

Thank Sheilagh E
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

A fun filled hour. Buy the Jersey Pass from the Jersey Tourist Office in St Helier. See the Jersey Tapestry in the Museum ... Fantastic.

Thank Steve A
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

This was an interesting seafarers museum with plenty of history of Jersey. There were plenty of hands-on activities. We would have liked the descriptions of the boats in the marina to be a lot bigger as even at high tide they were too far away.

Thank sandraclaire
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

The museum was very interesting, a good mix of exhibits for young and old. I liked the interactive experiences.

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