German Occupation Museum
German Occupation Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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  • neilhowarth
    Sheffield, United Kingdom15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Make sure you visit here
    What a superb little gem of a museum. 10 mins from the airport so if you have to leave your room early and no flight until the pm, visit here. Very reasonable prices and some excellent exhibits we spent 2 hours here and could have easily done more if our flight wasn’t due. Some of the exhibits are chilling and it really brings it home to you. Miss this and miss out
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 11, 2023
  • rscallen2015
    Swindon, United Kingdom126 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum but would benefit from an upgrade
    This is a great collection of WW2 and occupation memorabilia. The man who runs the place is clearly devoted to his craft but I get the impression he would NEVER change anything about the museum, eg accepting cards rather than cash, upgrading to an audio tour, having more than four chairs to sit on for the VHS video at the beginning of the museum. Nevertheless, it is well worth an hour of your time and within walking distance of bus route and other tourist attractions.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 12, 2023
  • Patrick20
    Alberobello, Italy17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Strongly recommend a visit
    Myself and my wife were both very impressed by the displays. We spent about 90 minutes in the museum, but didn't begin to do the place justice. Can't believe that an earlier reviewer was making such a big point over the establishment not accepting cards for payment. It's the quality of the displays that matter - this is a not for profit small museum
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 5, 2023
  • Jan W
    40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fantastic thought provoking experience
    The best museum we have ever visited, this is clearly one man's life work to remember the occupation of the Channel Islands which happened in living memory for many people. The whole experience was thought provoking and emotional. Nothing was too much trouble and a whole day wouldn't be enough to take everything in.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 7, 2023
  • Brett W
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow what a great museum
    What an amazing place , 3 hours was not enough time in this place. It's more than a museum. It's about the people. I felt really emotional at times reading the stories of both the occupied islanders and the occupiers. The elderly gentleman, who has clearly spent years putting this collection and stories together, lived through the occupation and the information is first hand and such an important part of history.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 7, 2023
  • swift-simba
    Camberley, United Kingdom8,264 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very interesting museum packed with items
    This is an incredible museum that looks small when you first enter. But it has so many rooms full of very interesting exhibits. There is even an upstairs section with so much to see. It is worth getting the museum explorer ticket if you are planning to visit several Museums . It saves you money and you can get a 10% discount on gifts. This museum has an introduction video at the beginning and it is well worth listening to it really sets the picture of how the people of Guernsey lived during the occupation. There are so any exhibits to see including German weapons etc as well as items that local people needed to go about their day to day lives . For example washing machines, red cross parcels and phones that they used to hide crystal radio sets in. There are even recipe to see that people used to make meals with. Upstairs there are street scenes tractors, fire engine and cars on display. You certainly need time to really explore the museum. It is a good wet weather place to go to. We really enjoyed our visit and were fascinated by all the items on show
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 2, 2023
  • Philip S
    Salisbury, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A 'must visit' on the Island.
    This museum is a gem. So many interesting exhibits and historical artefacts. It gives a real flavour of Guernsey during the occupation and the sacrifices and hardships suffered by the population. A 'must visit' if you're touring the island.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 4, 2024
  • jdavies41
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Gem Which is Excellent and Really Tells the Story.
    From the outside it looks small but it opens out into large areas which are well put together and very informative. It certainly explains what the Island suffered during occupation. We really enjoyed the film which is shown on a loop. It only opens in the morning, so time your day accordingly.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 30, 2024
  • faye_eo2
    Telford, United Kingdom16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating museum
    We visited the German Occupation Museum today and what a fascinating place to end our trip to Guernsey. There is a vast range of artefacts and items that allow visitors to take a glimpse into life during the German occupation of Guernsey. Unfortunately, we didn't get to spend as much time here as we would've liked because we were on our way to the airport but we loved what we saw and could easily have spent hours reading all the information and taking in all of the items. Thank you Richard for such an enlightening and informative museum!
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 1, 2024
  • POLLYANNA57
    Brisbane, Australia584 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cash only here. Excellent WWII Museum
    £8 Entry. In Cash. The Museum has very good displays, little vignettes and artefacts from the German Occupancy of Guernsey and The Channel Islands during WWII. I find this History frightening, poignant and even pivotal to what has happened recently in Ukraine. Last year we were in Normandy and Brittany visiting D Day Beaches then went to beautiful Jersey which seems to have more fervour about spreading the History of its German Occupation. Guernsey is quieter about it we perceived, so this Museum is very important. It was hard to get to we thought. We went out on a Local Bus then had a vigorous walk back to the Museum and reversed after. Not a problem, just advising of it. During our visit we witnessed a problem arise when a family arrived desperate to visit, with time limitations, and no Cash. We long ago learned to carry cash. Smaller denominations especially, but we both carry some when travelling. It has regularly proven the Deal Breaker with us doing something or going somewhere, when only Cash was accepted. Some places like The German Museum only take Cash. Or, as happened in another Museum in England, the Computer System crashed and only patrons with cash could be served. There was a modest Cafe Serving Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks and light food. A humble Revenue Raiser and clean Restrooms. Well worth the effort to get out to it.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 9, 2024
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William G L Corlett
Liverpool, UK218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
This is a must see place for anyone who is interested in the WW2 Occupation of Guernsey.
What started as a local person who started gathering artifacts to turn it into this wonderful Museum.
It starts with a short film, which is worth seeing, brief and to the point so it keeps your attention.
A nice little Cafe at the centre before moving onto the amazingly put together Occupation Street.
One of the most special pieces I found interesting was the Ship Deck Lamp discovered from a sunken German Navy Boat.
From the Town Centre, get the bus to the Airport. 10 minutes stroll through the nice Village.
I am glad I had made the effort to visit
Written September 5, 2020
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Castle Cary, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
It’s an unbelievable collection of exhibits from the WWII era that is so large it would be impossible to see and take it all in in several visits let alone one. There’s something for everyone who has an interest in that era. Weaponry, vehicles, home front, personal stories (from both sides) and historical documents and artefacts.

It is not in any way ‘hands on’ though so it’s definitely not suitable for small children. On my last visit 15 years ago I was booted out along with my 2 year old son because he was too noisy! The owner is infamously grumpy but if you don’t experience that then have you even visited the museum. I would say not.

A footnote. That’s Alan Decicoat of Strictly and National Lottery ‘fame’ narrating on the video.
Written February 16, 2023
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end292019
Bristol, UK15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
This is a difficult museum to rate because of the subject matter but we thought this was a serious experience that warranted review. A life’s work this is a collection that gives a flavour of the harsh experiences of the island during occupation. It speaks of hardship and determination to fight in their own way the occupation by the Nazi. It tells individual stories of bravery and bloody mindedness. It shows harsh rules and the sentences passed on rule breaker’s- including nazi rule breakers. It’s an experiential museum that stays with you long after leaving. Well worth a visit. I’m
Written September 27, 2022
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POLLYANNA57
Brisbane, Australia584 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
£8 Entry. In Cash. The Museum has very good displays, little vignettes and artefacts from the German Occupancy of Guernsey and The Channel Islands during WWII. I find this History frightening, poignant and even pivotal to what has happened recently in Ukraine.

Last year we were in Normandy and Brittany visiting D Day Beaches then went to beautiful Jersey which seems to have more fervour about spreading the History of its German Occupation. Guernsey is quieter about it we perceived, so this Museum is very important. It was hard to get to we thought. We went out on a Local Bus then had a vigorous walk back to the Museum and reversed after. Not a problem, just advising of it.

During our visit we witnessed a problem arise when a family arrived desperate to visit, with time limitations, and no Cash.

We long ago learned to carry cash. Smaller denominations especially, but we both carry some when travelling. It has regularly proven the Deal Breaker with us doing something or going somewhere, when only Cash was accepted. Some places like The German Museum only take Cash. Or, as happened in another Museum in England, the Computer System crashed and only patrons with cash could be served.

There was a modest Cafe Serving Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks and light food. A humble Revenue Raiser and clean Restrooms.

Well worth the effort to get out to it.
Written June 10, 2024
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Nicki B
Eastbourne, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
What a truly fascinating little museum! Packed full of artefacts from the Nazi occupation during WWII. An absolute bargain at £6 per adult. There is so much to see- we arrived at opening time and left about 15 mins before it closed. I would advise getting there early as it’s only open from 10am- 1pm.

It’s very easy to get there on public transport. We had sailed into Guernsey so took the bus from St Peter-Port to Le Bourg (about a 20 min journey ) and so cheap at £1.25 each way.
Not to be missed!
Written June 28, 2023
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Jean P
Oakham, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
A wonderful collection and so much to see. From large armoured vehicles to small artefacts and personal letters. Particularly interesting are the personal stories of those on Guernsey during the occupation in WW2
Well worth a visit.
Written August 6, 2022
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swift-simba
Camberley, UK8,264 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is an incredible museum that looks small when you first enter. But it has so many rooms full of very interesting exhibits. There is even an upstairs section with so much to see.

It is worth getting the museum explorer ticket if you are planning to visit several Museums . It saves you money and you can get a 10% discount on gifts.

This museum has an introduction video at the beginning and it is well worth listening to it really sets the picture of how the people of Guernsey lived during the occupation.

There are so any exhibits to see including German weapons etc as well as items that local people needed to go about their day to day lives . For example washing machines, red cross parcels and phones that they used to hide crystal radio sets in. There are even recipe to see that people used to make meals with.

Upstairs there are street scenes tractors, fire engine and cars on display.

You certainly need time to really explore the museum. It is a good wet weather place to go to.

We really enjoyed our visit and were fascinated by all the items on show
Written November 2, 2023
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nessief
Worcester, UK1,426 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
We have visited this museum previously and wanted to show it to friends. The exhibits are fascinating, well displayed and labelled. Their seems to only be one person manning reception and the cafe but we had a great experience finishing with tea in the lovely garden
Written July 13, 2021
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Richard B
Andover, UK59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Not at all commercialised, very genuine, a collection of artefacts and stories from the Occupation. You have no idea how big this museum is when you first come in, it just expands and expands. In terms of learning, by far the best tourist place in Guernsey.
Written August 24, 2022
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Phil H
Brighton, UK363 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Tucked away in a little lane not far from the village of Le Bourg, which is well served by buses from. St Peter Port, the occupation museum provides an amazing insight into life on Guernsey during the German occupation during the second world war. Larger than it seems from outside, the museum is very much old-school, with no interactive displays or similar, it tells the story via its amazing collection of artefacts.
Written January 6, 2023
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