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“A very interesting day, and almost like the people had just left.”

Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Very good for the money.lots of facts and videos.
Loads of items and the experience of the unfinished tunnels was very good.
Lots of information for all ages.
I would go again when back in jersey

Thank adrian p
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

we were advised to wrap up warm when visiting here, but we found it not cold at all, as you go further in to the tunnels you get a insight in to the life jersey had when they were invaded by the german army,very interesting and eye opening as to the history of jersey, this is definitely a must to visit.

Thank audwee
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

An exceptional museum. It was so thought provoking as to what might have happened if an invasion of the mainland had occurred. To be able to share the experiences of Channel Island personnel during almost five years of German control and the hardships imposed on them was very emotional. Wonderfully displayed throughout and would recommend a visit.

Thank John K
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

This is a tour in our opinion no one should miss. We took the bus from St Helier station cost £1.80 each and stopped about 5 mins gentle stroll to the tunnels. Full of history and with the peoples voices and music and even the sound effects of the bombs falling, this makes the tour really interesting although sad in parts. On paying our admission fee we both received a copy of a ID (which you keep) of a person who was a islander at the time of the German occupation and when you finish the tunnel tour go to the café and on the back wall it informs you about the person whose ID card you have, a really nice touch. We spent a couple of hours here. Quite eerie in parts and also be advised to take a jacket, as it is quite chilly in there. There is also a lovely café outside which has a memorial / reflection garden wall outside, well worth looking at and the children will enjoy the planes as they fly over to and from the airport. Also worth mentioning if you are using the bus service if you pay £7 each this will cover you for the day in travel. Payment to the bus driver.

Thank sammy007
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

A trip to the underground hospital is a must. It is a great insight into how the German occupying forces tried to protect those who had been injured. There are several first hand accounts of what life was like. Although these tunnels were never finished or used you get a real feeling of being back in time. It is quit dark and can be a little chilly but this just adds to the atmosphere. There is a cafe and shop selling souvenirs onsite. You also get a id card from the time and at the end of the trip if you go to the shop you can see who your card is and what happened to him/her during the occupation

Thank grant79
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