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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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A really informative and moving experience.. Done in an easy to follow and understand way. Learnt so much about the occupation of Jersey during Second World War. It can be a very... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A really informative and moving experience.. Done in an easy to follow and understand way. Learnt so much about the occupation of Jersey during Second World War. It can be a very moving experience. We took local bus there and paid for entrance. Easy to get to by bus. Cost of bus £2 each way, but we had a 7... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The tunnels are fascinating. A really interesting insight into island life during the Occupation. A definite must sea on a visit to Jersey. We were glad of our warm coats going round.

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Odiham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hohlgangsanlage 8 It's near enough to walk from St. Helier. Walking first along the sands of St. Aubin’s bay and then up a track and a few lanes. Follow the "blue 4 bike" trail signs. It takes about an hour and is not difficult. If actually walking on the beach (not the prom) the turning off is the last steps... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are on the island then this trip back in time is a must do to understand the history of the German occupation and the effect on the islanders. It's a factual walk through the invasion, the hardships and heartbreak endured and the final victory of liberation. There is no sensationalism. The whole tour takes about 2 hours, some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a thoroughly fascinating visit. The tunnels are interesting enough in themselves but the history around them- displayed in artefacts, films and text- bring them to life. I knew little about Jersey until this visit but I really feel I understand so much better what it was like being here during the war thanks to a superb museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A brilliant insight into the lives of the local people during the occupation of the islands we found it both enlightening and emotional particularly the schoolroom and the shelter which upon entering you find yourself in the middle of an air raid more so as we were all born after the war and had no experience first hand.We found the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

thought provoking museum to WW2 slave labour & the occupation. Its an exhibit about the people under occupation, how it happened & how it panned out for them. can easily be accessed form buses from St Helier. Cafe food seems a tad pricey

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's unsurprising that this is Jersey's top attraction, an amazing, if haunting structure sympathetically presentation of Jersey's occupation during the war. The displays were informative and relevant and the small things they'd thought of really brought the history to life, so this place works for non history buffs as well as the buffs. An unexpected bonus was the Mange Tout... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Brilliant visit here. These tunnels are a great attraction on the island and a must do visit. The trip is not for the faint hearted. You have to walk through these magnificent tunnels and see and experience the exhibition. There is lots to see and to read about the occupation of Jersey by the German forces, and about life during... More 

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Kathy B, Manager at Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital, responded to this review

Hi Margaret Thank you so much for your comments ,it is always nice to get positive feedback. The whole idea as you so kindly say ,is to get involved and think about living in that time and the hard decisions you would have had to make. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

yet another example of the difficult decisions made by Churchill during the war - decided not to defend them as they were not strategic and then not to supply food after it was cut off from supplies by the Allied invasion of Europe (did not want the Germans to get it) - albeit 6 months later he must have relented... More 

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