German Occupation Museum
German Occupation Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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  • Miziolek
    3 contributions
    What a treasure - very glad we visited
    This is an impressive small museum that I am very glad we found and visited! It is run by a very nice older gentleman who is happy to engage in a conversation or serve a tea and cake in the café, he even offered to keep an eye on our luggage as we walked there straight from the airport. There are lots of interesting exhibits thoughtfully displayed in several rooms, including vehicles and a recreated street of Guernsey during the war! Importantly, it was open in March when most of the other museums of Guernsey were closed. Thank you!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 April 2023
  • Helen W
    15 contributions
    Excellent privately run museum
    Walkable from airport or a short bus/taxi ride from anywhere else on Guernsey, this lovely museum will be of interest to all ages and nationalities. The founder and owner is passionate about sharing the contents of this collection. The museum is short of around £20,000 a year, so please do go and support if you are in the area. Entrance is £6, CASH ONLY (no cards/phone payments).
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 April 2023
  • mike w
    5 contributions
    Very good. Time well spent.
    Excellent display with so many pieces of the German occupation. Very thought provoking, and well laid out. There are uniforms, guns, vehicles, and several rooms of small personal items that make it so realistic. Not to be missed.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 April 2023
  • Paulinelr
    Llanrhystud, United Kingdom96 contributions
    Thought provoking visit
    Fantastic insight into Guernsey under occupation. A must for anyone with an interest in WW2 history. In particular the stories of the island residents at the time added meaning to the visit. Take time to watch the video feeds of both occupation and liberation. Entry price is £6 per adult but please note…. It is cash only……
    Visited May 2023
    Written 10 May 2023
  • Bluebellplasnewydd
    Cardiff, United Kingdom1,978 contributions
    Atmospheric glimpse of the occupation
    This museum has been developed by 1 man who can be seen at the reception. The building is in the countryside and really is a must do on a trip to Guernsey. There are no attendants to answer questions but all the exhibits and artefacts are well labelled. They cover military and social events with support of a film. You can imagine what it was like in WW2 and many of the photographs will be familiar places. It may be best to visit towards the end of your stay so that you can see how the buildings have developed in the post-war years. There is a coffee shop and a few items for sale at reception. Hours of opening are intermittent so maybe phone before you visit.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 26 June 2023
  • Nicki B
    Eastbourne, United Kingdom22 contributions
    Fascinating
    What a truly fascinating little museum! Packed full of artefacts from the Nazi occupation during WWII. An absolute bargain at £6 per adult. There is so much to see- we arrived at opening time and left about 15 mins before it closed. I would advise getting there early as it’s only open from 10am- 1pm. It’s very easy to get there on public transport. We had sailed into Guernsey so took the bus from St Peter-Port to Le Bourg (about a 20 min journey ) and so cheap at £1.25 each way. Not to be missed!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Jen
    25 contributions
    Excellent A must visit
    If you only have time to do one museum tour, this is the one! Excellent collection of items. Really well displayed, lots to look at including a full size fire engine! Museum is deceptively big. Nice cafe too.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 July 2023
  • neilhowarth
    Sheffield, United Kingdom6 contributions
    Make sure you visit here
    What a superb little gem of a museum. 10 mins from the airport so if you have to leave your room early and no flight until the pm, visit here. Very reasonable prices and some excellent exhibits we spent 2 hours here and could have easily done more if our flight wasn’t due. Some of the exhibits are chilling and it really brings it home to you. Miss this and miss out
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 August 2023
  • rscallen2015
    Swindon, United Kingdom136 contributions
    Great Museum but would benefit from an upgrade
    This is a great collection of WW2 and occupation memorabilia. The man who runs the place is clearly devoted to his craft but I get the impression he would NEVER change anything about the museum, eg accepting cards rather than cash, upgrading to an audio tour, having more than four chairs to sit on for the VHS video at the beginning of the museum. Nevertheless, it is well worth an hour of your time and within walking distance of bus route and other tourist attractions.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Patrick20
    Alberobello, Italy15 contributions
    Strongly recommend a visit
    Myself and my wife were both very impressed by the displays. We spent about 90 minutes in the museum, but didn't begin to do the place justice. Can't believe that an earlier reviewer was making such a big point over the establishment not accepting cards for payment. It's the quality of the displays that matter - this is a not for profit small museum
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 October 2023
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Philip S
Salisbury, UK5 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
This museum is a gem. So many interesting exhibits and historical artefacts. It gives a real flavour of Guernsey during the occupation and the sacrifices and hardships suffered by the population. A 'must visit' if you're touring the island.
Written 4 January 2024
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swift-simba
Camberley, UK7,401 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is an incredible museum that looks small when you first enter. But it has so many rooms full of very interesting exhibits. There is even an upstairs section with so much to see.

It is worth getting the museum explorer ticket if you are planning to visit several Museums . It saves you money and you can get a 10% discount on gifts.

This museum has an introduction video at the beginning and it is well worth listening to it really sets the picture of how the people of Guernsey lived during the occupation.

There are so any exhibits to see including German weapons etc as well as items that local people needed to go about their day to day lives . For example washing machines, red cross parcels and phones that they used to hide crystal radio sets in. There are even recipe to see that people used to make meals with.

Upstairs there are street scenes tractors, fire engine and cars on display.

You certainly need time to really explore the museum. It is a good wet weather place to go to.

We really enjoyed our visit and were fascinated by all the items on show
Written 2 November 2023
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Anthony G
Bexleyheath, UK276 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
An absolutely superb museum categorising the German Occupation of the Channel Islands with dioramas, street scenes and numerous items from that terrible period, including those who were victims of Nazi atrocities. The Curator is extremely knowledgable about this period having lived through it and will answer those curiously minded. Reasonably priced but please take cash as cards are not accepted. Well worth a visit.
Written 29 October 2023
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Brett W
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Couples
What an amazing place , 3 hours was not enough time in this place. It's more than a museum. It's about the people. I felt really emotional at times reading the stories of both the occupied islanders and the occupiers.
The elderly gentleman, who has clearly spent years putting this collection and stories together, lived through the occupation and the information is first hand and such an important part of history.
Written 7 October 2023
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Jan W
14 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The best museum we have ever visited, this is clearly one man's life work to remember the occupation of the Channel Islands which happened in living memory for many people.
The whole experience was thought provoking and emotional. Nothing was too much trouble and a whole day wouldn't be enough to take everything in.
Written 7 October 2023
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Patrick20
Alberobello, Italy15 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Myself and my wife were both very impressed by the displays. We spent about 90 minutes in the museum, but didn't begin to do the place justice. Can't believe that an earlier reviewer was making such a big point over the establishment not accepting cards for payment. It's the quality of the displays that matter - this is a not for profit small museum
Written 5 October 2023
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chuckWarwick_UK
Warwick, UK64 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Great museum. A staggering collection that covers many aspects of the Occupation. Honestly there is a huge amount of articles. A must see.
Written 25 September 2023
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Phillip C
17 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Just close to the airport. Nice little museum with a lot of equipment and information. It was worthy the visit. Cafe and clean toilets on site Good car parking.
Written 18 September 2023
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Anne H
1 contribution
Sept 2023 • Friends
This was an amazing place. However you need cash as they cannot accept cards or other digital forms of payment. This needs to be rectified as many people nowadays do not carry cash.
Written 6 September 2023
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Pascale B
Midsomer Norton, UK114 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Amazing place especially when you read that it all started by a man finding bullet shells in the fields... he then carried on collecting and the result creates the most interesting place to visit. Most moving stories to read about.
Recommended.
Written 28 August 2023
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