Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital

Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital, St. Lawrence

Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital

Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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dianelcvapply
Ormskirk, UK53 contributions
Interesting couple of hours.
Oct 2021
We spent a very interesting and inciteful couple of hours here. I liked that it wasn't a guided tour as you could take your time on what you found interesting. Very atmospheric, if not a little disturbing. There is a very nice little restaurant which is always a bonus.
Written October 26, 2021
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Paul R
Wells, UK657 contributions
Good half day experience
Oct 2021 • Couples
We visited on the 25th October, paid for tickets in advance however the audio wasn't available when my wife ordered the tickets so we paid and extra fiver each but worth it.

Cafe was small and basic though hot and cold food available, good seating area both inside and outside. Got get 10% off your bill if you have visited the tunnels which was nice. Very little choice of gifts which was disappointing considering the potential.

We use the fast track Lane into the tunnels paid the extra for the audio as already mentioned and we were off. Plenty of history about the tunnels how the island was before hand, during the war and afterwards and what the islanders had to undergo for the 5 years. Most of what was mentioned was how the Germans setup on the tunnels in way of construction and the other nations which helped out.

You need about 3 hours to do this, certainly an insight of the history of the tunnels that's for sure.
Written October 25, 2021
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David M
Plymouth, UK134 contributions
Interesting place to visit
Sep 2021
Well worth a good half day visit if the weather is not too good. A very interesting incite to how the people of Jersey reacted during WW2 and how the Germans forced the prisoners to build this underground hospital. All brought to life with photos and video footage.You can stroll along the corridors and rooms at leisure.
Written October 24, 2021
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flyman2009
Chippenham, UK122 contributions
Very poignant and interesting experience
Oct 2021
We got the bus up to the War Tunnels which was very easy and as we'd booked on beforehand we had fast track entry and saved £1.00 each. Wi-Fi is available at the entrance if you forget to download your tickets beforehand as there is no mobile signal once you are in the tunnels.

The visit covered everything surrounding the occupation of Jersey in the second world war and how it affected the residents. It was a very engaging experience and was very poignant at times. The air raid shelter with the aircraft noises overhead really brought home how life would be for the residents.

This is somewhere I would really recommend you go and allow 2-3 hours to experience it fully. Also, take a jacket as it can get quite cold down there.
Written October 19, 2021
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Frogsgirl
Lancashire402 contributions
Worth the visit
Oct 2021 • Friends
Excellent & interesting 'museum'. You definitely need @ 2hrs to visit and take a jacket, it got quite cold down there.
It was easy to walk all flat and there were benches to rest as you progressed through.
Cafe & shop just outside the tunnels serving all sorts and the welcome warmth of the sun on the cafe terrace was lovely.
Toilets situated in the shop were clean.
There were some mobility scooters & wheel chairs at the entrance to the tunnel but not sure if they were at a cost to use.
Highly recommended.
Written October 19, 2021
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Patricia B
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WAR TUNNELS
Oct 2021
A very Moving Experience so sad how lucky are us that were born after the War.
I had been before in 1986 and felt the same as this time.
It is very well put together and the sound of the "BOMBS" dropping was at times frightening.
I don't think I'll go again on my next visit though.
Written October 18, 2021
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Sue P
Burgess Hill, UK466 contributions
Lots to see
Sep 2021
We chose a rainy day to go to the tunnels which was perfect tho a bit chilly. We had read a lot about it and something we felt we should see. We booked tickets on line which makes it a little cheaper and fast tracks the queue for those paying on arrival. We walked through the very first bit as there was lots to read on the walls, but very crowded. After that it didn't feel quite so claustrophobic and there was space to move around more easily. We thought the exhibits were brilliant. Certainly made us stop and think. At the time we were there we had the start of the petrol shortage in the UK and this certainly put everything in perspective! We would suggest not for young children - we encountered a couple of families and the young ones were certainly not enjoying it. The bomb shelter, with sound, made you realise how terrifying things were. Something my parents had to suffer all the time living in London. There is so much information so allow plenty of time
Written October 18, 2021
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bomber127
Flint, UK731 contributions
Didn't make us go 'WOW'
Oct 2021
Not as impressive as hoped, and we were looking forward to it.
Long slow queue to buy tickets - if you get them in advance you're straight in via the fast track.
Too much text and pictures on boards etc - not enough artifacts you can touch. Every section of tunnel the same. There are some rooms modelled and set up. The most interesting was the unfinished sections. More old motorbikes than you can point a stick at.
Most of the info on the display boards can be found on line I would suggest.
I'm a bit on the fence about £15pp entry fee - but it is a must do when in Jersey I guess.
Oh - NO toilets once inside, prepare for 2-3 hrs.
Wheelchairs are fine, Can hire mobility scooter if required.
Written October 18, 2021
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Pam W
Manchester, UK105 contributions
Very good historical exhibition
Oct 2021 • Couples
Excellent exhibition. Very interesting. We took about 2 hours to take in all the information in the tunnels.
There is a good cafe just across the road from the entrance with a large inside area and a terrace to sit in the sun on warm days.
We used the Liberty bus to get there from St Helier which worked well. Keep an eye on the timetable for a return bus as they are not frequent, although there are 2 alternatives.
It’s chilly in the tunnels so take a jumper with you when visiting.
Written October 16, 2021
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Brenda L
Berwick upon Tweed, UK49 contributions
Very moving experience
Oct 2021 • Couples
I have been to this twice and was as moved the second time as I had been the first time. On entry, your ticket is a replica of an identity card of a Jersey resident during the occupation. As you move through the museum, you find out who ‘you’ were. This makes the experience very personal. Throughout the exhibits you are also asked a series of questions about how you would react in certain situations which again, really makes you think about the experience of the Jersey people at that time. One tip- make sure you wrap up as it is cold underground.
Written October 14, 2021
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