Maritime Museum

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Jersey's award-winning Maritime Museum on the New North Quay combines modern interactive displays with exhibits that tell the story of Jersey’s maritime history.

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From Jersey Tourism website

Set by the historic harbour of St Helier, the Maritime Museum is all about seafaring, navigation and the elements, told through the stories of Jersey people.

Through interactive exhibits you can feel the force of a gale, understand the tides and learn how to design and float a ship. Immerse yourself in songs and stories of the sea, and find out about the Island's myths and legends. The Maritime Museum brings alive Jersey's maritime past.

Take a look at the restoration work being carried out on one of our historic boats where every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday you can watch the ancient art of boat building as the team restore classic boats.

Find out about Jersey’s greatest philanthropist TB Davis this exhibition dedicated to the life of this great and world-renowned sailor, sponsored by Coutts.

This year marks the centenary of the loss of the RMS Titanic and a small number of items associated with the disaster are on show in the museum.

Also on display is The Art of the Model Maker which features models of HMS Jersey, Philippe de Carteret’s HMS Swallow, the Red Cross Ship Vega and many more. Find out how the HMS Havick was a flush deck sloop, which the Dutch built in 1784. After her capture she was commissioned into the Royal Navy and served in the English Channel until she was wrecked in St Aubin’s Bay by a terrible storm in November 1800. The items on display give an insight into the lives of ordinary seamen in Nelson’s Navy, as well as relating the trauma of the fateful shipwreck.

Gallery

The Maritime Museum is also home to a selection of pictures from the Jersey Heritage collection. Click on any image to see a full-size version

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