Overlooking St Helier Marina, the Maritime Museum tells the history of the island of Jersey’s maritime environment and seafaring past. It is housed in five granite warehouses built in the 1880s that became disused when trade was containerised. He museum opened in 1997. Topics covered include geology, tides, ecology, voyage histories, lifeboats and shipbuilding. Visitors can climb aboard a rocking ship’s cabin, communicate with a ship’s engine room by telegraph and walk on the deck of a replica ship. Models of ships that visited the island include HMS Jersey and the eighteenth-century explorer Phillippe de Carteret’s HMS Swallow. Outside, several historic vessels are on display in the marina, including the lifeboat Howard D and an 1860s fishing boat. The Occupation Tapestry, made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Jersey’s liberation from Nazi Occupation, is exhibited in a dedicated gallery.