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Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital

Les Charrieres Malorey, St. Lawrence JE3 1FU
4401534 860 808
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, 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... more » 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. « less
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Gileston, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere of the tunnels is certainly sombre and it is advisable to wear good shoes and also a light jacket as the ground is a little uneven and the air is cold even on a hot day. These tunnels are a good reminder of the stupidity of war. I found it especially moving when one of the films talked... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

One of those places that needs to be seen at least once if visiting Jersey. Very thought provoking and moving. Do remember to take something warm to pop on before going in though as it is chilly and we were quite cold by the time we got back out into the sun!

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Polegate, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Although I found it interesting, we found it diapointing due to there being very little about the hospital, the main subject was about the German ocupation and final liberation. Talking to other people about this, they were under the same opinion not enough about the hospital.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

A return visit for us, our last being around 5 years ago and there has been a great deal of developments/additions which really enhance the experience. The tunnels take you on a journey from the initial invasion to liberation and along the way you get to feel what it must have been like for the islanders and the occupying forces... More

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northern England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We have been here several times over the years and we have seen many changes. It is now using modern technology to help visitors understand the history in a very exciting way. When you pay your entrance fee you are all given a copy of the identity card of a real person. At the end of your visit you can... More

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Just remember to take a jumper. Cold inside even on a hot day but worth the trip. Very interesting story of war history on the island.

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Manchester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Visit Jersey and you can't avoid hearing and seeing evidence of the German occupation during WW2, it's now an unavoidable part of the history of the island. When a visitor to the island I think we owe it to Jersey to find out about this interesting and tragic period in its history. The Jersey War Tunnels is a thought provoking,interesting... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The Jersey war tunnels are a superb way of finding out about German Occupied Jersey and life during the occupation. A great diversion into the history of the island and well presented in an intuitive way. Well worth a visit!

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Romford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Really pleased we went to the tunnels , very interesting ,we travelled on the open top tour bus with Bergerac commentary which was good. Would recommend this trip

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We visited the War Tunnels some six years ago and the facility was being updated and upgraded - they've done an excellent job. The experience is even more informative and genuinely emotional - it really gives you a feel for what the inhabitants went through. If you care about Jersey this is an essential visit.

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