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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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Hertfordshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Very informative if you want to know more about the history of the island during the war but there is little to capture the interest of children... the exhibition could be more interactive.

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Bromsgrove
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is certainly an excellent piece of history, and explains the occupation in an easy to understand way. You need a couple of hours to see it all. Some one told me when they went some years ago, how quiet and reflective it was. Unfortunately this is no longer the case as they have some noisy interactive displays which reverberate... More

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Beverley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I have visited the Jersey war tunnels before, it is an interesting place if you are interested in the history of the inland. Gives a good incite in to what it was like for the people of the channel islands during the occupation. The shop and café are nice and cleen , modern and the food is good. Worth a... More

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Having visited the tunnels on previous occasions when a child and teenager, I took my own children to the tunnels while visiting family on the Island. I was quite disappointed as I did not feel they were as good as they used to be. My children have learnt more about the occupation from family than the tunnels! It has a... More

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Bolton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

One of the best museums i have ever visited. Really interesting and informative. Well set out and makes you think. Its very cold so take a jumper. Cafe is nice with a lovely terrace. Shop a bit sparse on items for sale they are really missing out there as i wanted to buy souvenirs and ended up disappointed. We caught... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Make sure you wear a jacket, as it is cold down there! Very interesting and sobering to learn about the occupation. I wouldn't suggest it for small children, as there is a lot of reading. Nice Café.

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MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

From the marina- town center of St. Helier- we hopped on the public bus and went to the Jersey War Tunnels (very easy). The museum is very well put together, the information is easy to read and the experience was definitely one of a kind. The way the museum is laid out is very easy to experience and you can... More

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Kingsley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

it certainly was an experience visiting the tunnels, I have never seen anything like this before,telling you all about the nazi occupation of the island poor people they had an awful time infact i could have cried, lots of photographs and letter from different experiences, if anyone does decideto visit put on a wooly coat as it is quite cold,... More

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Blackpool
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Extremely well put together and thought out. Recent history brought to life. The use of ID cards as part of your entrance pack was a great idea especially as my wife discovered the lady whose card she had shared the same birth place as herself....spooky! The display really made you think of what could have happened if the UK mainland... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The tunnels were laid out as the German Underground Hospital when I last visited some 25 years ago. They still have several of the tunnels set up with their beds, operating theatre etc., but now most of the tunnels tell the story of the Nazi occupation of the Channel Islands. Highly informative, with lots of panels and interactive displays as... More

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