German Naval Signals HQ
German Naval Signals HQ
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10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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This was the headquarters of the German Naval Commander of the Channel Islands during WWII. The Signals HQ handled all the important radio signals traffic for the German Forces during the Occupation. The bunker complex was completed in 1944 and housed powerful communication equipment and Enigma enciphering machines. Over half the complex has been restored to its wartime appearance with original fixtures, fittings, objects and equipment.
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Shaun Marsh
United Kingdom2 contributions
Nov 2022
The German Naval Signals HQ "MNSO" is the WWII German kriegsmarine Radio Station HQ for the Channel Islands.
it was restored by the Channel Islands Occupation Society (CIOS. Guernsey) and is run by the Guernsey Museum service and give you a good understanding as to what live was like in this bunker well worth a visit the staff are helpful and very good and can generally answer questions on the occupation fascinating story of this bunker and its commander and crew there is a short film to watch about the commanders return visit prior to the restoration project
Written November 12, 2022
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Ged B
Bolton, UK3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
It was an absolute privilege to visit this bunker, built within living memory at possibly the most turbulent time in Guernsey’s history. The gent who showed us round was a mine of information and passionate about the museum. I could carry on about how good it was, but you need to visit yourself to get the full impact.
Written June 22, 2022
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hannahlouisa36
Chester, UK7 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
A very educational and interesting museum. Chris was very knowledgable and was patient in answering questions and providing information on the history of the bunker. It’s also ideally located next to a hotel/ bar which provides fantastic food and drink. Would highly recommend others to visit as we had a really enjoyable experience, made all the more better by Chris.
Written July 31, 2022
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Hellywobs
Fleet UK123 contributions
Oct 2021
A very interesting little museum. We've been to Guernsey four times and hadn't known that it was there until this visit. On a rainy Saturday afternoon it was quiet and we had a guided tour with one other couple. The gentleman was extremely knowledgeable - it's obviously been his passion for decades, and it was a great way to spend an hour or so.

The only thing I would say is they should perhaps turn off the morse code as it was difficult to hear some of the dialogue on the video.
Written October 3, 2021
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FionaG350
Poole, UK225 contributions
Sep 2022
I visited here as it was one of the few attractions in walking distance from our hotel that was open on a Sunday afternoon. It is a very reasonable price compared to some of the other attractions.

There is a small video about the place plus several rooms laid out as it would have looked. It was very interesting and should appeal to many people.

On the downside there are no toilets, but there are some close by at Candie Gardens.
Written October 9, 2022
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JoanNeith
Watford, UK95 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
What a great place to visit to understand the German side of WW2 and occupied time in Guernsey. A small museum but packed with information. I visited late in the day, the staff were super friendly and thanks to Phil for his expert personal tour and explanation of the bunker and its transition to museum. Amazing to be able to hear of his experience in setting the place up and his interactions with German personnel who worked in the bunker during the war. Thanks for staying after closing time too. Definitely recommend a visit here.
Written March 28, 2023
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Triax1
Christchurch, UK51 contributions
Aug 2022
Yet another fascinating piece of island history brilliantly restored. The guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. This is one of the most interesting and well restored bunkers we have visited and cannot recommend it enough, superb.
Written August 31, 2022
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David D
11 contributions
Aug 2022
Got a private tour it was amazing our guide was fantastic very knowledgeable and approachable. This place is a true hidden gem you could walk right by this place and miss it. Highly recommend !
If your into military history this a defo must see
Written August 10, 2022
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Charlotte D
2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
This was a great hidden activity we hadn't done before - even though we've visited Guernsey on holiday a few times. The bunker is restored to an excellent standard and really gives you the chance to understand what it would have been like during WW2. The volunteers there were very knowledgeable and made the whole experience very enjoyable and interesting.
Written August 13, 2022
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Mumfy
Farnham, UK148 contributions
Oct 2022
Having an interest in the occupation, there is so much to see on the island and having looked at this I thought it would not be of interest, but I was wrong. Go on a Saturday for 2pm, when a volunteer gives a free guided tour for 1 hour, it was fascinating and bought everything to life.

Remember most of the museums in Guernsey close from end of October until March
Written October 21, 2022
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