German Occupation Museum

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German Occupation Museum
4.5
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GazwCave
Douglas, UK170 contributions
Must see Guernsey Museum
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 5 September 2020
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Sara L
Guernsey, UK18 contributions
Must see
Jun 2020
During lockdown we decided to visit a few local attractions we often don’t have time to see. Allow plenty of time as there is so much to see and everything is presented and maintained beautifully. A must see especially for locals.
Written 22 June 2020
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shirlsandbaz
London, UK176 contributions
Worth a visit
Feb 2020
This was only one of a couple of places open when we visited last month but I am so glad it was. Very well put together and gives a real insight to those days. I didn’t quite realise how affected these islands were. Very sad but a story that needs to be told. Well worth the entrance fee of £6.00.
Written 2 March 2020
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intercity235
london61 contributions
Well worth the visit
Jan 2020
Fascinating insight into life on the island during the occupation. Well presented displays and i would recommend at least 90 minutes to see it all. This museum is about a a 10 minute walk from the airport
Written 14 February 2020
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Nicola B
Plymouth, UK156 contributions
Step back in history
Feb 2020 • Couples
A lovely place to learn about the past. Not only about the german uniform and armies but the civilians of guernsey. how people lived and were treated during the time. The tea shop is set out in 1950s style where you can sample local breads.
Written 12 February 2020
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2cvcitroen
Burgess Hill, UK67 contributions
Well worth a visit
Feb 2020 • Couples
I stunning private collection which has been put together in a fantastic way. Well worth a visit. Hit drinks and cake also available
Written 8 February 2020
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Ewen M
Melbourne, Australia181 contributions
A most interesting museum
Nov 2019
A thought-provoking museum, about life under occupation forces. Privately-run, but with copious displays. We allowed 2 hours, and it really was not enough - we could have spent another hour there easily. We were there off-season in November, and we recommend that visitors check opening times during the off-season. The museum is about 5 minutes walk from the nearest bus stop.
Written 12 January 2020
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Chris H
Morpeth, UK42 contributions
Excellent portrayal of the War in Guernsey
Dec 2019
The museum shows how life affected Guernsey residents during the invasion in the second world war. There are a huge number of exhibits and displays to see. It is completely authentic with real exhibits from the era.The story is told without any gloss (as it should be) and can be quite grim to understand some of the hardships that were faced by the islanders. Nevertheless it is a fascinating story and well worth a visit to be educated about a part of the war that most people do not know existed. The visit has to be for the knowledge because there is not a lot of comfort or facilities in the museum. I visited in the winter and it was very cold (perhaps that is the right atmosphere for the story).. It is not expensive to enter but cash only is required.
Written 5 January 2020
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Bob A
Stockport, UK429 contributions
Fascinating place packed with items to see
Dec 2019
I came here on a very quiet day ahead of Christmas. Once I had actually got in, (I couldn't open the door and had to ring them to open it for me), I paid the £6 entry fee and started looking around. There is an extensive array of exhibits collected by the person who founded the museum after the war.The exhibits tell the story of the people of Guernesy during the German occupation and it's really fascinating. It would have been much better with some overarching content for each room rather than telling the story through individual displays. It's very text heavy so you just have to plough on, but it is worth it and you learn a lot. There's a small cafe where I enjoyed a hot drink and complimentary mince pie which was. nice touch. There are also a couple of video displays, one runs automatically, the others you have to ask for someone to play for you. Would be better it they all ran automatically. If you go on a cold day ensure you are warmly dressed as it was not heated.
Written 27 December 2019
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Melanie C
Ciudad Quesada, Spain22 contributions
Amazing
Dec 2019 • Couples
We arrived in Guernsey on friday morning and was given a map and booklet on everything going on this beautiful island was suggested by Hotel staff to visit this Museum. We took there advice and was moved by everyone and everything totally took me back to the second world war would totally come back again
Written 15 December 2019
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