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Occupation Tapestry Gallery

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I highly recommend visiting the Maritime Museum where you can also view the Occupation Tapestry.

 

N.B. You can if you wish just view the tapestry without paying the full entry price for the Maritime Museum, it is available for a reduced entry fee if you decide to do so.

 

https://www.jerseyheritage.org/places-to-visit/maritime-museum

 

https://www.jerseyheritage.org/places-to-visit/occupation-tapestry-gallery

 

The Occupation Tapestry was woven by Islanders to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the liberation from five years occupation by the German armed forces, during the Second World War.

 

The twelve panels of the tapestry depict life and hardship under military rule, and were created from the memories and stories of Islanders who experienced it first-hand, each panel being created by a different parish of the Island.

 

 

Trinity: Outbreak of War

 

Tapestry10

 

Grouville: Occupation

 

Tapestry01

 

St Helier: Restrictions

 

Tapestry02

 

St Peter: Transport

 

Tapestry03

 

St Saviour: Everyday Needs

 

Tapestry04

 

St Lawrence: School and Work

 

Tapestry05

 

St Ouen: Social Life - Cinema

 

Tapestry06

 

St Brelade: Government

 

Tapestry07

 

St Mary: Sent Overseas

 

Tapestry08

 

St John: Bypassed

 

Tapestry09

 

St Martin: Red Cross

 

Tapestry11

 

St Clement: Liberation

 

Tapestry12