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The Channel Islands Military Museum

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Address: Five Mile Road, St. Ouen JE3 2FN
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The Channel Islands Military Museum in St.Ouen, Jersey is housed in a...

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.

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My partner and I visited Jersey last weekend and were sorry that the museum was not yet open for the season. However, I contacted the museum curator, Damien, who very very kindly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Stradbroke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner and I visited Jersey last weekend and were sorry that the museum was not yet open for the season. However, I contacted the museum curator, Damien, who very very kindly said he had to pop to the museum to do some jobs anyway so would happily meet us there and let us have a look round. He was... More 

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this review

Hi Vicky, thanks for your lovely review its much appreciated. I was pleased to be able to open up at a time when you could visit. I always enjoy having people come down and showing them different parts of the collection. Keep up the re-enacting, it helps to keep history alive. Let me know when your over again and if... More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Jersey a couple of years ago for work and had a day spare to drive round the island stopping at Jersey Pearl. Found a large, mainly empty, car park opposite and after having bought a small gift for my wife, decided to have a short walk on the beach. This is when I discovered the bunker,... More 

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this review

I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We are always looking to add new items to the displays and give added value to the tourist. We don't open until the 10th of April this season, its always the Monday before Good Friday when we open the doors for the season, its then 7 days a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This museum is in a ww2 bunker right on the beach in a great part of jursey in side you get a great insight into the occupation with picture and uniforms and I do recommend that you visit it

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of the museum, its much appreciated. We are closed for the winter now but re-open on the 10th of April so look forward to welcoming visitors again then. Damien. More 

Belfast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Those were the words of the curator, and doubtless he's right! He's a friendly chap, full of knowledge & enthusiasm, who would pop out of the ticket booth to point out facts about some of the exhibits. My advice is to have a little foreknowledge of Jersey & the Nazis before visiting. The bunker is not that big (I can't... More 

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to the museum, we are now closed for the winter but had a really good year with loads of positive comments. We will open in early April for the 2017 season and hope to continue where we left off this year. Thank you for your review, its much appreciated. Damien. More 

Oxfordshire, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Very small in size but absolutely packed full of WWII artefacts. There is a small selction of items to purchase as well. Good value entrance fee compared to a lot of the larger attractions. Car park nearby and knowledgable staff/volunteers. Well worth a visit.

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your great review, its always nice to get positive feedback, it lets us know we are doing a good job. All the best, Damien. More 

Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

At £4 per adult, this has to be the best value exhibit on the island. The attendant in the kiosk was more than helpful and answers the various questions that we had regarding some of the unusual artefacts that were on display. As with 'The Tunnels', there is a grounding with the true accounts of bravery, humour and camaraderie that... More 

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for you review, its much appreciated and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit to the museum and found it of interest. All the best, Damien. More 

Oldham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Second visit and a new exhibits. Jam packed with history of the occupation and cleverly displayed within each bunker room and you get a real feel of what was happening at the time and there's even contributions from a German soldier who served in this bunker and revisited it many years later. Something for everyone ladies, suitable for children as... More 

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this review

Great that you have come back for another visit and that you have seen the new items added to the displays.... always something being added to the displays weekly. We try and cater for all the family and offer value for money. All the best, Damien. More 

Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

What value for money this was jammed packed with memorabilia housed in a real ww2 bunker no mock up here which in fact added to the atmosphere of the place. We learnt not only about the german ocupation but also how the Jersey people survided their ordeal. The gentleman that sold us our tickets was a friendly and very informative... More 

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for you great review on the museum. We always try to add to peoples visit by having a chat about the different aspects of the occupation and are happy to answer questions. Hope you come back for another visit when you return to Jersey. All the best, Damien. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Decided to visit this place rather than the more famous Jersey War Tunnels as I was with children and felt that a shorter visit might be best. Housed in a restored WW2 bunker it's a fascinating place, fulll of memorabilia, artefacts and accounts from this defining period in the history of the Channel Islands. We took about 45 mins to... More 

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this review

Your review is much appreciated as is your visit. Its always good to hear that a visit to the museum has been appreciated. Always difficult with kids, but you certainly read a lot of what there was and your children were as good as gold. Hope to see you again one day. All the best, Damien. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We found this place by chance and what a great find the lady on the entrance was very helpful .Small but well packed with a good variety of memorabilia of life in Jersey under the Germans We found this better the Jersey War Tunnels needs to have a bigger sigh as we almost missed it and that would have been... More 

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3945, Owner at The Channel Islands Military Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is much appreciated. We totally agree with regards to signage. Unfortunatly we are non permitted to place a decent permanent sign on the road side as the land belongs to the State/Island and not ours to place a sign on. I have tried to get permission but the powers that be are not interested.... More 

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