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The Channel Islands Military Museum
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in St. Ouen
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Owner description: The Channel Islands Military Museum in St.Ouen, Jersey is housed in a former German bunker sitting right on Hitler's Atlantic Wall. The bunker housed a 10.5cm gun which in the event of a landing would have opened fire on the beach. Today all the rooms in the bunker are full of items from the time, ranging from German military equipment to Civilian items of the time. There are lots of period photographs and stories from local inhabitants as well as a 40 minute commentary.This is the most comprehensive coolection of Occupation artefacts to be seen on the Island. Visitors to the museum are always amazed how much there is to see, read and hear in the museum, no one leaves dissapointed and the entry price is not to be beaten. You will find the Museum at the northern end of the 5 Mile Road in St.Ouen, just opposite Jersey Pearl. Look for the round Nepoleonic Tower (Lewis Tower) and the Museum is just alongside, look for the flag. If you are visiting us by bus please check at the bus station for the correct bus number as it does change during the season. It is also possible to follow the Museum on Facebook, just type in The Channel Island Military Museum, so thats leaving the last "s" off Islands. We update every few days with new items found or pieces which may be of interest that are in our store that you don't normally get to see.
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Found this by accident, as ex military found it most interesting good display of small arms, lots of occupation photos. The museum is based in a German bunker so is not large but packed with artefacts. Also only £4 admission so great value.

Thank Phil R
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Situated in a bunker on the five mile road with easy parking.
The £4.00 cost is over priced and would be reasonable value at £1.00.
It makes you wonder how the local people managed to steal the flak and machine guns at the end of the war?

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2016

Albeit quite some time since this post was made I am now able to respond. I am totally bemused by the statement that the entry price of £4 is over priced and that £1 would be reasonable value. Never have I heard such a thing....... what attraction/museum can you get into today for £4, or indeed £1. The £4 admission for an adult and £2 a child is the most reasonable on the Island. The museum has a superb collection of all original Occupation items and judging by the majority of reviews is well worth the visit and represents value for money.
As for flak guns and machine guns, these were aquired by me over many years and add to the displays greatly. Such weaponry was widely used here on the Island and as such remaining examples are much sought after and cost a small fortune when found. I am sorry that you were not impressed on your visit but hope you come back again one day.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

A small museum but so well kept since the war it gives you a good idea as to what it must have been like to have served there. If you like The German Machine guns of WW 2 then you have hit pay dirt! I have never seen so many MG 36 and 42's! Friendly staff and informative. Great place.

Thank Jason L
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

From the outside this museum does not look attractive, being situated near the sea and the approach from the car park is across an unkempt area of scrubby grass. Don't let that put you off - this bunker houses a huge collection of German militaria in superb condition, with many, many items that I had never seen before. Tremendously exciting and very interesting - can't fault it!! Well worth the entry fee.

Thank David F
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Situated just across from Jersey Pearl on the beach. War bunker converted into a museum. Lots crammed in to see. Friendly staff. welcoming. Very informative. I enjoyed it.

Thank allicat3232
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