Website of the Friends of the Jersey Maritime Museum

Association of Jersey Charities Number: 167

Maritime Jersey

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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 Boat Shop.

 

  • 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 houses our Boat Shop where we carry out the maintenence work on our historic boats.  Do pop in and see what's going on - you may even have some questions for the boat builders.

 

The current exhibition, Diana - small boat, big story features one of our historic boats.  Well over 100 years old she was finally taken out of the water in 2014 and the exhibition features some of the momentous events she was involved with including the evacuation of St Malo in June 1940.

 

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.

The Jersey Maritime Museum

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Information about the Maritime Museum in French can be found here.

Le musée de la marine