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

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 NEW

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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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I went last year to the tunnels and thoroughly enjoyed the exprience it was interesting learning the history of the tunnels and to see some of the artifacts that are stored there, it was very eerie imagining how they were used in past times.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Went here 40 years ago and it was just like the Nazis' left it. Now it has some great audio visual displays, telling stories from the people who stayed during the occupation. The tunnels still keep their haunted feel. Well worth a visit even though it is a little expensive.

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Findon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had a fascinating afternoon going into the Hospital etc. great experience and I highly recommend it to anyone. Brings back the war and what people there had to suffer under the German occupation.

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cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We visited this attraction 20 years ago and it was a bit creepy, I don't like anything under ground. But this time it had a very different feel. It was set out really well and you left knowing so much more about the everyday lives the people must have led it was very informative and very moving

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Channel Islands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This certainty made me realise how things really were in occupied Jersey. The displays and detail that has been provided in the underground passages kept me enthralled. There are even illuminated incomplete workings where the volunteers and prisoners did not finish the cutting of the tunnels. Brilliant!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

You really get a reality check when you visit this fantastically preserved piece of history, this is engineering at its best!!!! You need to visit this place to understand why the folk from Jersey are so proud of their little island. They had to co exist as prisoners on there own island was occupied by the Germans...... You start to... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

An excellent visit, especially on a rainy day. I agree that the price for entry is now rather steep, but nevertheless it gives a fascinating insight into the German Occupation and the efforts they [fruitlessly] expended in defending the Island. As a resident, I would like to go and see the latest upgrades, but having been quite a few times... More

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manchester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Quite interesting.cold inside underground as expected A little bit too dark for me .After paying £11-50 entrance each to be asked if we would like to buy a guide for £4 was a disgrace. Very Greedy. A good insight to the German occupation at that time. Cafe was badly run. ordered cheese & tomato toasties to be presented with what... More

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