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“A must for history buffs”

Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“A must for history buffs”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

This has to be one of the most interesting places to visit. A very humbling experience, and a very spooky one. This place is full of history, and something that I couldn't ever imagine having to be a patient in these kind of conditions. Both the curators of this museum were knowledgeable and friendly. Be wary of the times that the museum is open before you make the trip. Once again, it brings to life what it must have been like to be around in that era.....

Visited August 2014
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Cambridgeshire, England
Level 6 Contributor
238 reviews
101 attraction reviews
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“Continues to improve”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

I have been coming to Guernsey for 20 years and this is one attraction that continues to fascinate. At each visit there has been some further development to improve the visitors’ understanding and experience. I would advise visitors to take note of the warning regarding warm clothes and appropriate footwear as it is chilly and damp underfoot. One of the main limitations for the museum is the raiding of its resources at the end of the occupation and limited photographic evidence of how it would have looked, but they have tried hard to re-create the ward areas.

Visited August 2014
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
275 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Interesting but spooky”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

An interesting way to learn about the history of the underground hospital. There were not many people around to ask questions to, but we were able to piece most things together by ourselves and from the information. Would definitely recommend spending time here, but it's cold and damp, so wear so wear something warm!

Visited August 2014
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Epsom, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“Hugely disappointing”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Like many others we have been to the equivalent hospital in Jersey which is much better albeit with more scope. The Guernsey version had very little of interest and the few pieces of information at the end looked like the worst kind of school display. Add to this the poor signage to get to the place and we really didn't think it was worthwhile.

Visited August 2014
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Rugby, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Worth a Visit but Beware No Toilets!”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

A poignant reminder of the stark brutality of the 3rd Reich - bleak, damp, cold and soulless underground rooms with concrete walls, built by slave labour from the German Occupied Territories, many of whom died in the process from rock falls, neglect or maltreatment, some of whom are believed to be entombed beneath the rocks. No doubt the injured German soldiers would have been desperate to get back to the front after 6 weeks in here! Among the most evocative of the sights were the unfinished tunnels, where you can see the scale and danger of the task facing the slave labour who had to hue the tunnels out with pick axes.
Numerous exhibits also remind of the harshness of the occupying German forces to the local population. This well visited sight is in the middle of nowhere yet doesn't have any toilets - are they serious about wanting visitors? After an hour in this cold and damp environment, I'd defy anyone not to want to go for a pee!

Visited August 2014
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