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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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Kent
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43 reviews 43 reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

A thought provoking and moving place. The tunnels are well preserved and provide a terrifying insight into life for the people of Jersey during the occupation. Their story of survival and the ordeal they suffered was well told and kept your interest all the way round. Well worth a visit. You learn a great deal and the tunnels are presented... More

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It was very informative it let you see what the population went through during the German occupation and how they improvised in all sorts of ways to survive.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The tunnels give an insight into the planning difficulties and both sides ideas on out-guessing and out-manouvring each other during WWII. They also underline the horrors the war inflicted on individuals. A visit is highly reccomened but as with all other paid-for attractions on Jersey, the entrance fee is very high. We found the prices in the cafeteria to be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Brings a true feeling to how things were lots of general information to read. Makes it feel very lifelike and really makes you appreciate what happened. Was lovely getting a persons details etc of a person involved at the time at read all what happened to that person at the end. Excellent coffee to reflect afterwards.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The German Underground Hospital known as Hohlgangsanlage 8 (Ho8) was an incredible engineering feat built in 1941 by POW’s and local volunteers during the German occupation of Jersey in WW2. Located in St Lawrence the 1km of tunnels were fully equipped as a hospital including 500 beds, an operating theatre and air conditioning throughout. Today the tunnels are open to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We caught the bus from St Helier to the tunnels. A very interesting tour highly moving and very well presented. Having read the history several years ago this trip left me in no doubt about the effects on the population due to the occupation. There are some very realistic and moving features and I would strongly recommend a visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The tunnels were built by the Nazi regime during the occupation. The tunnels are intact and contain some work in progress sites. There is a good display about life during the occupation as well as individual stories. The temperature underground is quite cool so you may require a jumper. The public bus drops you off near the entrance or there... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The story of WWII seems familiar to us, but Jersey War Tunnels tells a new story; the only part of the United Kingdom to have been occupied by Nazi Germany. It's well worth the price of admission. You'll need at least a morning or afternoon to walk round and take everything in. Whilst not unduly frightning (unless you're claustrophobic), it... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

On my recent trip to Jersey I was advised a good trip would be the war tunnels. Please be warned that there are areas that are quite close and a bit scary if you are venturing alone. This is an interesting view of the war from the Island, showing the invaders in a different light. "would you invite a German... More

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Moira, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The story told here has expanded since our last visit 15 years ago so that it now covers the complete history of wartime Jersey with the hospital tunnels a fascinating part of that. There is a lot to see here and takes 1-5 - 2 hours to walk the 1 kilometre route with different static and multi-media exhibits taking place... More

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