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Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital

Address: Les Charrieres Malorey, St. Lawrence JE3 1FU
Phone Number: 4401534 860 808
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: A holiday in Jersey is not complete without a visit to Jersey War Tunnels to learn about and...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

What an eye opener!, we were very impressed with the relics , room sets that are very realistic and give a very real feel of what it was like to life in Jersey during the occupation . You do need to take a little time to read story boards. Overall it is well worth visiting. The on site cafe is... More 

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Lundin Links, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I have been visiting Jersey for over 10 years now with my son and mother. Over the past few years my son is now at an age to appreciate and understand the sacrifice that the peoples of Jersey went through and this place brings it all home. It is not for screaming children to run around in and so far... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Very interesting place. The most important is that you will not need a guide there as you will find several multilingual audio information desks there.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

First of all - make sure you wear a coat (or at least a jumper on the hottest Summer day) it is very cold inside! This is an excellent facility that provides a real insight into the suffering, changes, challenges that were faced by the people of the Channel Islands under German occupation. It is laid out extremely well and... More 

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Kingston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Historical, fascinating, sad and a little disturbing/frightening to think what we can do to each other. Recommended for all, old and young alike. Gives an insight into what the Jersey islanders dealt with during the war, and how alone they were.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It is well worth visiting the Jersey War Tunnels to give you an in-depth knowledge of what happened to Jersey and its occupants during the German/English/French war. As a strong word of advice, whatever the weather, be advised to take a jumper or coat as it is very cold in the tunnels.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

An informative experience for all ages, particularly those who are interested in the historical side of Jersey. If taking young children, treat as a museum as the reality is thought-provoking. Will need a jacket as quite chilly. If driving, the location is uphill and clearly signposted to the car park. There is also a souvenir shop, engraved 'tombstones' of war... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A very interesting and thought provoking experience. It was quite harrowing to peer into the unfinished tunnels and imagine the awful conditions endured by the workers. The interviews with people who had actually experienced the Occupation were fascinating.

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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I have been three times in the last four months and really enjoyed each trip. Be warned you need a jacket even in summer as the tunnels are quite cold. A great venue but I would find this quite expensive if I had children to take as we'll Sadly now closed for winter

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Shaftesbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

very well done told the story about the war and plenty to see and do for the children, helped to remember what they went though to stay on the island.

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