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Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital

Les Charrieres Malorey, St. Lawrence JE3 1FU
+44 1534 860808
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Must do tour but gets busy.

Went on wet day. Got there at 10.00 when it opens and luckily not too big a queue. Notices indicate... read more

Reviewed today
Clive P
via mobile
Fascinating insight

We visited here on a very wet morning on an organised trip by one of the coach companies. It was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Roslyn G
Guisborough, United Kingdom
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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
Les Charrieres Malorey, St. Lawrence JE3 1FU
+44 1534 860808
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Reviewed today via mobile

Went on wet day. Got there at 10.00 when it opens and luckily not too big a queue. Notices indicate it can get busy. Lots of information and historic items throughout the tunnels with screens used as heads to bodies so people are telling their...More

Thank Clive P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited here on a very wet morning on an organised trip by one of the coach companies. It was fascinating to see so much information about the occupation and to feel what it must have been like. There are examples of transport, medical care...More

Thank Roslyn G
Reviewed yesterday

The war tunnels were built as an underground hospital and ammunition store by forced labourers bought to Jersey by the nazis during WW2. This exhibition is the story of Jersey's occupation by the Germans. We went late on a Sunday afternoon and had the place...More

Thank Hellstiger
Reviewed yesterday

I travelled through the tunnels with my husband on a wet day recently. I marvelled what the locals went through in the time of occupation and how little details of televisions on heads of mannequins gave the sense of what the Germans were saying to...More

Thank Dawn T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I would recommend getting to the war tunnels as they open otherwise the queues are long in our experience, we returned after visiting and finding bus loads of people joining an already long queue. We chose to have audio guides but you could probably do...More

Thank suffolkmilly14
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent tour , lots of information presented in a variety of ways . Allow about 2 hours to do this museum justice. Nice cafe at end of your

Thank Lesley R
Reviewed yesterday

Have been before but just returned for anther visit still just as good and very interesting but you do need at least a couple of hours to look around here properly.

Thank nathanevans2008
Reviewed yesterday

There was a large amount of information and a lot to read and see, but I felt it was sensitively explained and included some interactive displays and activities. The inclusion of personal stories from Islanders there at the time makes it come alive and gives...More

Thank BristolCate
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good exhibit, very informative. We visited early afternoon on a wet day and although busy we didn't have to queue. A lot to read (although there are also audio guides which I think cost an additional £5). Quite a lot of walking too although all...More

Thank JulieK58
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited here in July, my husband had visited over 30 years before, but this was my first visit. The exhibition was well thought out, giving a real taste of life during the German occupation. Reading the real life stories was very humbling. Spent a couple...More

Thank liffy17
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Response from Dorothy C | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's suitable for wheelchairs enjoy your day
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6 September 2017|
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Response from Jeannie W | Reviewed this property |
I doñt think so. Best to enquiry in advance.
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Response from Chris C | Reviewed this property |
Their website shows open 1st March to 31st October Monday to Sunday from 10 to 6 (last entry to main exhibition at 4.30). Suggest you arrive early in day if by car - free car park can get very full.