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The Channel Islands Military Museum

Five Mile Road, St. Ouen JE3 2FN
+44 7797 732072
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1st visit and great display of German equipment

An old German bunker that is a little cramped but worth a visit to see old German army weapons... read more

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Darrell W
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Cosham
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Small but wow

This museum is a private enterprise, but wow there is some items in it. It is not expensive, the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
antonyw
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shropshire
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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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Five Mile Road, St. Ouen JE3 2FN
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An old German bunker that is a little cramped but worth a visit to see old German army weapons , old crockery , radio equipment and a view of the occupation from the eyes of the islanders. Quite unbelievable how Churchill neglected the channel islands...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is a private enterprise, but wow there is some items in it. It is not expensive, the gent on the door is very friendly and knowledgeable, and the items are first class. The only down side is if you are in a wheelchair...More

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review on the museum. Wheelchair access is a little difficult as the access from the carpark to the museum is over a grass path which is State owned and so out of our hands. Once at the bunker there are 4 inch...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well displayed in German bunker well worth the £5 entrance. So many amazing things to see could spend ages here

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Really pleased you enjoyed the visit to the museum. Those who take time going round and read and look at the displays get far more out of the visit than those who rush in and out and see nothing. All the best Damien

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is well worth a visit, we live locally but took my niece and her husband they were amazed just so much to see, small but worth every penny to get in.

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review it is much appreciated. Damien

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Housed in a bunker this museum is well worth a visit, Its small inside, and can feel very busy when just a few people in at a time, but it houses an amazing display of information and items. thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend...More

Thank Karen W
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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The museum is certainly worth a visit as it does have the best displays and information to be seen on the Island. Its not a vast sprawling complex but is one of Hitlers Atlantic Wall defences situated right on the seawall ready for any Allied...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Housed in an original German built bunker as part of a massive system built to protect the Third Reich between 1940 and 1945. A real cracker of a Museum and well worth a visit with so many original artifacts well displayed. On bus routes 12...More

1  Thank Chris D
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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Your review is much appreciated, you certainly nailed. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. All the best, Damien

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing , all this equipment that's in the bunker. It doesn't take long to go round it but it's worth the £5 .More

Thank NottinghamTigger
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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It does take a while to go round if you read the storied and listen to the commentary, that way you actually get a better insight into the Occupation. You can whizz round in 20 minutes if you like but your certainly not going to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first time but my boyfriend has been many times before and was like my own private tour guide. Lots of interesting displays which make you feel sad that the war happened.

1  Thank Cocorabbit69
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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive review which is much appreciated. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to our fascinating museum

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum with plenty of exhibits telling the story of the German Occupation. You will need between 30 minutes to an hour to enjoy fully! Free parking near by, and bus service from St Helier!

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review which is much appreciated. There’s plenty to see read and listen too withe the commentary and we don’t mind how many times you go around the museum. All the best Damien

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great little museum, absolutely packed with interesting displays. Its not all 'flashy multimedia' like some museums, but if you are prepared to take the time to read it all there is a huge amount of information to be found, including some fascinating...More

Thank Vince E
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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. You have hit the nail on the head, you have to take the time to read the stories and accounts as well as listen to the commentary and look at the displays as well as taking in the fact your...More

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eddie_reynolds
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The bus service in Jersey is really good and there seems to be bus stops either directly outside or very close to all the main tourist attractions on the Island. I don't think you will have any trouble in getting around... More
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Hi, The collection that was in Hougue Bie was removed many years ago after a number of the firearms were stolen. Everything used to be hands on in the early days, no guns behind glass or anything, just on racks on the wall... More
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