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Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital

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Address: Les Charrieres Malorey, St. Lawrence JE3 1FU
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+44 1534 860808
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A holiday in Jersey is not complete without a visit to Jersey War Tunnels...

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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Absolutely fascinating story of occupation

What a fascinating insight into the occupation of the island. Wonderfully preserved tunnel's with a story to tell in each area. Highly recommend

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fascinating insight into the occupation of the island. Wonderfully preserved tunnel's with a story to tell in each area. Highly recommend

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First visited after the war when it was just a wet and deserted, locally called the German Under Ground Hospital! As a child when playing there, we knew nothing of it's sinister history, just a good place to hide prior to visiting the 'Strawberry & Cream Bar' our holiday highlight!! Today it is tell the frightening history of the Natzi... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited this taking the vintage bus from st Helier, it is an interesting place full of original artefacts and pictures/videos it is a long walk around the tunnels but well worth it as you see the original tunnels as well as some which were not completed. it is easy to get to from most places by bus and there... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a lovely afternoon here while visiting Jersey .We caught the tourist bus from St Helier which had a commentary on the local area.as we passed.The tunnels are excellent in telling the story of the German occupation but do wear warm clothing as it was quite chilly underground.There is a nice cafe onsite and we sat outside in the... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided to visit on a rainy morning. Car park was busy but once inside the museum it wasn't overly busy. Absolutely fascinating experience- really informative and well done. Learnt so much about the Occupation of Jersey that we didn't know. Quite eery and emotional. Spent over two hours walking through all the displays but thoroughly recommend to anyone visiting the... More 

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Excellent excursion, very difficult to understand how the islanders suffered during the war. Well worth the time and will go back again.

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Fantastic experience, very entertaining and educational for all ages. Just one thing, be sure to take a jacket as it's chilly. But above and beyond worth it.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Only spent 90 minutes here, don't really need any more. Not the best of WW2 museums but some interesting new bits if information about Nazi occupation. I felt there wasn't really enough information about why the tunnels were built.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tunnels contain an interesting and well balanced description of Jersey's experience during WW2. It is cool underground, so dress accordingly. Interesting participation exercise on collaboration with the Germans, which helped reinforce the mixed feelings and scope for in-fighting that were experienced by the islanders.

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I didn't know much about the Occupation of the Channel Islands but this experience gave so much detail and not in an overwhelming way. It took us about two hours from start to finish. It was incredibly sobering and informative. The story-telling makes no assumptions and it's all told very simply and therefore effectively. It's a family-friendly experience - there... More 

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