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Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital

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Address: Les Charrieres Malorey, St. Lawrence JE3 1FU
Phone Number: 4401534 860 808
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Description: A holiday in Jersey is not complete without a visit to Jersey War Tunnels...
A holiday in Jersey is not complete without a visit to Jersey War Tunnels to learn about and experience one of the most difficult periods in the Island’s history.The story of the German Occupation of Jersey is as compelling as it is strange to think that this small area of Britain was Occupied by the Nazis and forced to fly the Swastika for five dark years.The Jersey War Tunnels are no ordinary museum, they are an unforgettable experience. Dug deep into the hillside within St Peter’s Valley, the Tunnels were originally intended to be a barracks and ammunition store for the occupying forces. Today they tell the story of the Occupation, looking at how all sides coped under such extreme conditions and examining the daily dilemmas that were faced by island residents and the authorities, whether Jersey, British or German.Outside the Tunnels, you can enjoy quiet moments in the Garden of Reflection or a woodland walk along the historic War Trail. Refresh yourself in the Pantry Cafe or enjoy the shop and craft activities in LoveBird Too.
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Interesting and poignant if a little dated

This museum reinforces my overall impression of Jersey as a place that seems to have lacked recent investment in tourist destinations and hence can often look tired and rather... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This museum reinforces my overall impression of Jersey as a place that seems to have lacked recent investment in tourist destinations and hence can often look tired and rather dated. That said the war tunnels tell the story of the WW2 occupation very well and I was left with much food for thought and reflection. You have to take the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

this is a great day out for all ages. very interesting and well worth the money. we took the bus from liberation station £2.00 each and it drops you right at the tunnels. it takes you about two hours to go around the whole hospital tunnels as tghere is an awful lot of interesting this to see and read.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A bit chilly in the tunnels. Many exhibits showing how locals dealt with the occupation and coped with the hardship it bought. Would take between and hour and two depending on how interested you are in history. Ideal for students to get a real idea of how things were rather than just reading them in a book. Not really suitable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Very interesting and thought provoking visit, easy access from St Helier by bus We allowed 3 hours for our visit which was adequate

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Devizes, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Fascinating, well thought out displays inside the tunnels. We visited several years ago but it has been improved since then. Just follow the route and take your time. It is a bit chilly underground but everything is so interesting that after a while you don't notice so much. Everyone should visit to understand what Jersey went through during the occupation.

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Been to the Underground hospital twice before a few years ago. Still very interesting and a great afternoon out.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was a fascinating museum, really well thought through and with lots of information about the occupation. It really brought home how the islanders coped with being the only part of Britain which was occupied. I would advise taking a jumper even in summer as the tunnels are cold!

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit to the tunnels. It is still very interesting and the exhibitions as you go through the tunnels are informative and people orientated. It makes you think about what you would have done in the same situation and tries to give the history from both sides. We visited when it was raining (as all inside). It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I was a bit dubious about going to the war tunnels with two young children (aged 3 and 7). The 3 year old was quite spooked about the tunnels but did really well. The 7 year old was completely fascinated. There is an awful lot of information to read which would be great if you didn't have children. The air... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A very popular attraction. Went late morning on a rainy day and there an hours wait just to get in the car park so we went the next day and arrived early (it opens at 10) and got straight in, A fascinating insight into life under occupation with lots of artefacts, information displays and genuine personal stories. Glad we didn't... More 

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