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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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kendal uk
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

This is a superb museum that tells the story of the occupation in an informative an interesting way. Lots of local input , you really leave knowing what the war years must have been like for he islanders. Good cafe too. Take something warm if you feel the cold

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Suffolk
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

The Jersey War Tunnels were the one attraction that both my wife & I wanted to see during our week long holiday on the island. Our walk through the tunnels took us three hours and we learnt a lot about the five years of occupation that the islanders had to endure. The information, factual accounts, pictures and posters were very... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

There is lots to see and all of it relevant, really brings home what the people of Jersey suffered and the inhuman way that foreign workers were treated, used as slaves. Cons are they do need more car parking, and some toilets in the actual tunnel complex would be good. The complex is huge, but that is also a good... More

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rabbitnorthampton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We went to this attraction on a rainy day. It would help if they had timed tickets, as so many people were there. Some people wanted to read every single description of items on show, which held things up no end. We moved at about 1 foot a minute. In the end we bypassed some of it. Shame it wasn't... More

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We visited here and I felt it very eerie, a lot of information for you to read and listen to, it's well worth a visit, reading about what the jersey people went through at the hands of the Germans during their occupation leaves you chilled.

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I found the Jersey War Tunnels very interesting and well put together. It is like an underground museum covering Jersey's history during the Second World War. It gave me a real sense of what it must have been like that for the islanders during the Occupation. I suggest you take a warm jumper - even in June, when it was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A thought provoking and reflective attraction, worth visiting and thinking about, very well done and a credit to the people who lived through it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Fabulous museum well worth the entrance fee, very poignant, very thought provoking and a real sense of life for the Islanders during occupation was felt oh and amazing cheesecake ! J&C from Gateshead

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Found the war tunnels and the story of its history very interesting and informative. My imagination made it feel as if I was there all them years ago. I could picture the slave labourers in the tunnels digging away. We spent 3 hours in the tunnels, it does get cold but this makes for the atmosphere and the feel of... More

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

WE visited Jersey recently and on the Tuesday we decided to visit the War tunnels, what an enlightening experience it was, virtually a complete resume of what happened on the island during the second world war, we would recommend anyone visiting the island make time(2 hours) to look round this fascinating underground 'museum' we would suggest £11 per person well... More

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