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The Channel Islands Military Museum

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Address: Five Mile Road, St. Ouen JE3 2FN
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The Channel Islands Military Museum in St.Ouen, Jersey is housed in a...

The Channel Islands Military Museum in St.Ouen, Jersey is housed in a former German bunker sitting right on Hitler's Atlantic Wall. The bunker housed a 10.5cm gun which in the event of a landing would have opened fire on the beach. Today all the rooms in the bunker are full of items from the time, ranging from German military equipment to Civilian items of the time. There are lots of period photographs and stories from local inhabitants as well as a 40 minute commentary.This is the most comprehensive coolection of Occupation artefacts to be seen on the Island. Visitors to the museum are always amazed how much there is to see, read and hear in the museum, no one leaves dissapointed and the entry price is not to be beaten. You will find the Museum at the northern end of the 5 Mile Road in St.Ouen, just opposite Jersey Pearl. Look for the round Nepoleonic Tower (Lewis Tower) and the Museum is just alongside, look for the flag. If you are visiting us by bus please check at the bus station for the correct bus number as it does change during the season.

It is also possible to follow the Museum on Facebook, just type in The Channel Island Military Museum, so thats leaving the last "s" off Islands. We update every few days with new items found or pieces which may be of interest that are in our store that you don't normally get to see.

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A gem of a museum

This museum of military memorabilia of the period of the German occupation of the Channel Islands is a gem. The material that the owner has collected is huge and diverse and he... read more

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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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36 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum of military memorabilia of the period of the German occupation of the Channel Islands is a gem. The material that the owner has collected is huge and diverse and he has done a fantastic job to pull it all together and display it all in the space of a german bunker from WW2. There are not only guns,... More 

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your truly excellent review of the museum. We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit and that it ticked all the boxes you required. I hope you have a great stay here in Jersey and a safe journey home to Australia. All the best, Damien. More 

Brussels, Belgium
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is small but they made the best of it. Lots of interesting items and good commentary. Not the best I've been, but still worth a visit.

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this review

Coming from Belgium/Europe where things are naturally bigger than here in Jersey I am sure you will have seen bigger museum to do with WW.2. This museum is set in a 10.5cm coastal defence bunker right on Hitlers Atlantic Wall and was purely there to act as beach defence and therefore its not one of the huge type bunkers found... More 

Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came across this by chance whe walking the front at St Ouen. Absolutely made the day. It is a small museum within an old German bunker. The proprietor is extremely welcoming adding to the magic of the experience. There is so much information, photos and equipment to view from the occupation that you can easily find time passing very fast... More 

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review, its always nice to get nice feedback on our work. We might not be the biggest Occupation attraction on the Island but for those who have visited us whilst on the Island we seem to have gone down well. Always something new to see as we add items almost weekly and we love nothing... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely outstanding collection of objects, documents and other material relating to occupied Jersey. Using the bunker space gives a real atmospheric feel, and reading the personal stories of people that are on display sheds light on what the occupation was like for both islanders and some of the soldiers serving as occupiers. The Museum is excellent value - certainly... More 

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review on the museum. We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit. Its great to get this sort of feedback as it tells us that we are doing a good job. New items are being added weekly and we are always happy to talk to visitors about various aspects of the Occupation giving them... More 

West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is very small, but has an awful lot packed into the space. As well as being inside the bunker with its different rooms, there are a lot of different things on display, e.g. uniforms, guns, shoes, posters, etc. There are also a number of true stories posted on the walls which are extremely interesting to read. Great place... More 

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I note that recently a number of people have called the museum "small". I wonder what they are comparing it too, to come to that conclusion. It's a German coatal defence bunker, its not supposed to be noticeable and stand out as a target. The bunker hides nicely behind the sea wall and was there... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, a great exclusion. I delighted to escort a Holidays for Heroes veteran on a tour of the bunker. It was great. Damien allowed free entry as a gift to the Heros and their families. The veteran loved it and relished in the opportunity to ask questions from the really informed staff.

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this review

Always pleased to see Holidays for Heroes veteran's visiting the Museum. We owe them so much a visit to the museum is the least we can do. We are always happy to answer peoples questions, its all part of what we do. All the best, Damien. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed coming to the Channel Islands military musuem on Jersey's liberation day. The bunker is quite small but they have packed it full of different exhibits and many historical items from Jersey's years of occupation. I found the stories from people who had returned to the bunker very interesting as well as the items that had been discovered... More 

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this review

Thanks leo b for your review,,, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. We try very hard to keep everything in the best of condition and try to give the visitor the best possible Occupation experience. Whilst the bunker is not massive it is one of the bigger types of bunkers used for beach defence in the Island. Every room... More 

Ticehurst, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This old WWII German bunker is in pristine condition and full of memorabilia from the German occupation of Jersey.The chap on the door was very helpful explaining the features of the bunker and the displays. This place is an absolute gem, combined with its location on a pristine beach with free parking it's well worth a visit.

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are very proud of the museum and the displays inside of it. We try hard to cater for all people who visit the museum and in most cases surpass what is expected. We are more than happy to add to the visitors experience by telling them some of the lesser known stories from... More 

Wicklow, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set in a WW2 bunker it is small but crammed solid with memorabilia and documentation. Very interesting and informative. Worth a visit.

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review which is much appreciated. Damien. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cramped. There is just not enough room to fit in everything they have comfortably. Photos are placed above head height, with no option but to stand close and crane your neck. Then you have the problem of reflections from the class cases. There is an interesting commentary going on throughout, but it is only heard well at the entrance. The... More 

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this review

I do know if it is fair to call the museum cramped, we do have a lot on display and try to utilise every bit of space to help tell the Occupation of the Islands either in photos and stories or the material of war left behind by the German forces as well as civilian items made and used during... More 

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