Hello! It’s Sunday, it’s raining and cold in Jersey, but I don’t not want to hibernate all day or miss an opportunity to enjoy the island! Here is the context in which I visited the Maritime Museum, so the day didn’t really started well. However, I was very pleasantly surprised by the museum and it has definitely made my day. Why?
3 good reasons to visit the Maritime Museum?
The museum is completely interactive and that’s why it cheered me up on this gray Sunday! In every room, there is a new way to discover marine life: touch, smell, listen and of course look! I particularly liked to create my own ship, and listen to the giant globe trade and maritime stories. The funniest experience was to visit the captain’s cabin !!! I cannot say more as I need to leave you some surprises!
Because Jersey is an island, the sea is predominant in its culture! You will be able to learn more about how the tides work, how to build boats, but also about the traditions of navigation and marine life.
The Maritime Museum contains an entire room dedicated to tapestries. Theses ones, hand-made by islanders, describe daily life during the occupation. A true masterpiece full of history!
In rainy weather, I highly recommend this museum in Jersey if you haven’t already done so! Plus, it is suitable for both children and grown-ups!
Boujou (the Norman way to say XOXO)
Address: New North Quay, St Helier, JE2 3ND
Price: £9.95 per adults, £6.35 per children
Opening hours: from November 5 to December 16, from 10am to 4 pm.