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German Occupation Museum

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Address: Les Houards, Forest GY8 0BG
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War museum

Absolutely brilliant. So much to look at read and see. A must for all to visit. A pleasant walk from the bus stop at the airport to reach only 10min. The place is a little strange... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely brilliant. So much to look at read and see. A must for all to visit. A pleasant walk from the bus stop at the airport to reach only 10min. The place is a little strange but is packed with memorabilia from the time and well laid out. I would give yourself a good couple of hours of you want... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very interesting museum telling the story of the Islands occupation, it was a little draughty on our visit but I suppose that's to be expected in February. There are many interesting artefacts and for the £5.00 entry fee good value. The cafe is very basic but if you require a cup of tea or coffee and just a light snack... More 

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Deganwy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This museum is a testament to the passion of the person who has built and developed it. The museum is situated very near the airport so very easy to get to by bus as well as car. The amount of detail regarding the German Occupation of Guernsey is most impressive and more than matches other similar exhibits A plethora of... More 

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Thank Pielle2015
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Not just weapons but a personal account of the inhabitants of the island during the occupation, lots of diaries and personal effects, not very disabled friendly, stairs etc

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Thank Iain F
Diss, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This museum is well set out and takes you back to Second World War nazi occupation of Guernsey.Very interesting if a little harrowing. Brilliant exhibits.

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Thank local948
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Wow unbelievable collection of memorabilia and 100's of displays. Really good insight to how the island was when it was occupied during the war.If you are travelling in November check the opening times as on the day we visited it was only open between 10-1. If you like your history a must visit place.

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Bude, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is an extensive and personal collection of memorabilia. It's open 10-1.00 and well worth a visit. It certainly brings home the hardship, danger and uncertainty experienced by Channel island residents during both the first and second world wars, and oppression that the German occupation imposed. The section about the persecution of the Jews is particularly moving....bringing me to tears...just... More 

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Thank Brice27
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum, which is the work of one man, and now his son, and a small handful of volunteers. We loved that there were so many genuine artefacts, which have been meticulously displayed. A real treat - educational, absorbing, informative, thought-provoking...

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Belmar, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

For a nominal fee, you can see so many wonderful pieces of German memorabilia from the years 1940-1945. Interesting videos to be viewed as you walk through this memorabilia packed museum. Amazing pieces of history and a step back in time to experience what the people of Guernsey experienced when they were occupied by the German army.

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

While the museum was very informative, it's a shame that the curmudgeonly old guy on reception wasn't on hand in June 1940. Had the Germans encountered him, like as not they'd have left like a shot and the Occupation then wouldn't have ensued. Rude and offhand, not only to us but also to someone else who was enquiring about bringing... More 

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