Set in four historic warehouses on the New North Quay of St Helier harbour, the Jersey Maritime Museum takes as its theme, the sea and our relationship with it. It reflects the experience of islanders and Jersey's Maritime heritage, both contemporary and historic. Each of the three large warehouse buildings has a different emphasis - the elements, the boats and the people while the fourth smaller building houses the exhibition space.
The elements are the natural phenomena - the tides, the wind, the waves and the coastline.
Boats provide the means for people to travel on the sea. This is where you can discover the basic principles of boat design and propulsion.
Living on an island means that people have spent the last 8,000 years building on their relationship with the sea. Here we have the human story of Jersey's maritime heritage for you to see, hear, touch and even smell.
The smallest warehouse is the venue for our exhibitions. The current exhition, which runs until 2 November 2014 is 'The only sailor in the fleet' a celebration of the life of locally born businessman, phlianthropist and yachtsman TBF Davis (1867-1942).
Before you leave, you will also have a chance to see restoration work being carried out on one of our historic boats in the Boat Shop - you may even have some questions for the boat builder.
Once outside the Maritime Museum the surrounding area has a number features made by craft workers. These include the steam clock, the signal benches, the ship benches and the Beaufort scale paving.
Information about the Maritime Museum in French can be found here.