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Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital

Les Charrieres Malorey, St. Lawrence JE3 1FU
+44 1534 860808
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Much bigger and more comprehensive than expected.

If you have, even, a passing interest in the history of the German occupation of the Channel... read more

Reviewed today
Julian F
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Great Experience

We visited the war tunnels this morning and spent over two hours going through them. It is really... read more

Reviewed yesterday
kpaingil
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed today

If you have, even, a passing interest in the history of the German occupation of the Channel Islands, this is the place to come. The old German underground hospital has been converted into a splendid museum telling the chronological story from just before the occupation...More

Thank Julian F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the war tunnels this morning and spent over two hours going through them. It is really well laid out and each exhibit is explained very well. Some of it is upsetting and some of it is light hearted but it is ALL very...More

Thank kpaingil
Reviewed yesterday

Well worth a visit when in jersey it costs £12 and takes about 2 hours . It can be quite cool when underground so be prepared, there is so much to read and see very interesting for history buffs. The history of German occupation there...More

Thank BaggiePhil
Reviewed yesterday

I had heard something of the history of Jersey during the war but this visit gave far deeper insights and an horrifying understanding of the experiences of many of the prisoners brought to the island to work as slaves. It is worth putting time aside...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can find this place easy to get to by bus / tours / car the entrance fee is reasonable and you can get an audio guide recorder and headphones this is well worth getting as so much information is given , the tunnels are...More

Thank Cliff J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited these tunnels with slight trepidation, the thought of a tunnel was off putting. These are very wide tunnels so you wont be claustrophobic. The story of the second world war, the invasion of Jersey and the building of these tunnels is well told....More

Thank GerardDev
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is my third visit to the Jersey Underground Hospital (now renamed the Jersey War Tunnels as it was never actually used as a Hospital in real life). It has changed a lot. It is certainly more educational. We used the audio guide which was...More

Thank Pompey1952
Reviewed 2 days ago

An interesting experience Sadly, we arrived at the same time as three full coach loads of OAP's - some of whom were barely able to walk. The tunnels are narrow and therefore with people shuffling along at snails pace it took forever to get through...More

Thank lyl0703
Reviewed 3 days ago

A good education not only on how WW2 affected the channel islands but just in general. The museum is informative and interactive with much emphasis on how it was for the islanders during occupation raising interesting questions one will continue to ponder after you have...More

Thank Jake C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Easy to get to by regular bus service or by special tour buses. Even on a good weather day it will be cooler inside than you might think. The way round is easy to follow and the exhibits tell a powerful story. It was hard...More

Thank Brian D
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lindamac1962
How much is it for 2 adults please
May 15, 2017|
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Response from Iluvtovisit | Reviewed this property |
Definately worth the £12.00. You could spend a full morning here if you take your time.
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mcconachie2015
How do you get to the tunnels and what is the cost for entry
May 15, 2017|
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Response from Cairolass_12 | Reviewed this property |
Take the vintage bus from St Helier, I think it was £6 return and it'll drop you at the door. Can't remember admission fee but it wasn't much and well worth it.
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Squidge331
How long does it take to get round the tunnels?
April 5, 2017|
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Response from CVC17 | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on you, and the people you are with, because you may look at things for longer- but overall 2-2 1/2 hours is usually how long it would take. It is a very good day out :)
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