Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital

Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital

Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Joffa S
    Melbourne, Australia524 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great, moving experience
    Easy to book tickets on line. Easy to get to and from with local buses. Good cafe and staff. Good gift shop, plenty staff around. Easy to follow circuit, well marked out, lit and presented. Looked like might previously have had an audio guide set up but we weren't offered it. Warning to rug up in all pamphlets, website is great. Very moving stories all the way through.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 June 2023
  • Karlyn B
    75 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting
    Even if you are not interested in the history of these tunnels or the war still a very interesting place to visit. I am interested and found the information on how the tunnels were built and what happened to the people who built them and islanders during the war very interesting. There is a cafe and a gift shop also. It is very cold in the tunnels so even if it’s warm outside take something warm to wear with you.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Andrea F
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A moving experience
    If you want to experience the sights and sounds of Jersey during the German occupation of WW2 then this the place to visit. An excellent array of memorabilia and artifacts from the islanders are on display and an abundance of stories of lives lived and lost during the 1940's invasion are there to be read. We spent a couple of hours walking through the cold, damp tunnels but during the heatwave, that was welcome.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • OnAir793003
    34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When you find it, a great place to visit.
    A very interesting walk through the war tunnels. Lots of items to view. Atmospheric place. You need to take your time and take it all in. Difficult place to find, but parking at this time of year ok.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Fiona A
    Elgin, United Kingdom21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and thought provoking experience
    Absolute brilliant way to understand the Occupation on Jersey during WW2 and impact on local people. Plenty of information in an easy to follow journey through the complex, although additional audio commentary available which was helpful. Really challenges some preconceptions and asks visitors to put themselves in the same position as locals, and consider how they would have reacted. Also open to questioning the impact on the lives of young men from Germany caught up in the circumstances of war. Very thought provoking and would highly recommend.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 July 2023
  • FionaG350
    Poole, United Kingdom287 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good use of space and range of exhibits
    This is a well laid out exhibition making full use of the space provided outlining what life was like under the German occupation. I went with a group and we were given two hours to go through. It was hard to judge timing and I felt I did rush a little at times as I had no idea how much more there was to see. However, it took me ab out 1.45 hours, and I did sit and watch the mini video half way through. There were sections on the forced labour used to build the tunnels and the conditions they suffered. I had previously visited several of the German occupation museums in Guernsey and this complimented them nicely. As part of the "experience" we were each given an ID card and towards the end of tunnels there is a section which outlines if your person on the ID card survived - mine was sadly shot quite early on in the occupation it seems.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Fiona G
    Glasgow, United Kingdom30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to visit!
    This is a great place to spend a couple of hours. It is easy to get to from the St Helier bus station and has a cafe and shop. The children loved the visit too, since there are many interesting dispalys on the German invasion of Jersey during the 2nd WW, and some are interactive.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Rameshlcfc
    Leicester, United Kingdom880 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting visit
    Very interesting place to visit and I rate it as a must visit sights of Jersey. An underground fortification and historical eye opener for WW2. Easy to get to by bus from St Helier. Very good experience. Recommended.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Pamela J
    Benfleet, United Kingdom135 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Visit
    Very interesting and informative place to visit to get a feel of what life was like during the German occupation of the Channel Islands. I had heard a lot of people say how great it was so perhaps I was expecting a bit too much as it didn’t quite live up to my expectations as i thought there might be more larger exhibits but mostly it was photos and a tremendous amount of reading. One criticism was that at the entrance it was not very well signposted as we had bought our tickets online and followed everyone to the main admission door where we queued for about 15 minutes only to be told that we could have gone straight into the tunnel entrance. Also I felt there could have been more seats on the route as it is a long way to walk with only a few chairs along the way and it does take at least a couple of hours to get round. We travelled there by the bus from Liberation Station in St. Hellier. There is a cafe and small gift shop there. Overall a good place to go especially on a rainy day.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 July 2023
  • mcginj1
    49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see!!
    Very informative interesting and touching. Given a passport with your ticket and then find the corresponding information about what happened to the real life holder! Nice cafe on site and staff. We went on a Sunday NB taxi back was a no go (few hours wait, Sunday being the issue short staffed) so needed to get the Liberation Bus (grey shed /bus stop just down the incline to the site, a minute away) that only ran once an hour and due to the queue, some people couldn't get on it. So be at the stop at least 10 minutes before it's due to get a seat!!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 July 2023
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wendyroughley
Doncaster, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
It was an amazing experience. You cannot visit Jersey and not see the tunnels . Very emotional, will never forget. The service buses are excellent and the café is reasonably priced
Written 13 June 2024
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Karen G
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Jun 2024 • Couples
As has been said before you have to go here to appreciate the sacrifices made by the island. Really informative and extremely well structured. I learnt so much from this visit. It does get very busy so allow plenty of time to go steadily through and not miss anything. The tunnel and rooms are quite high so no danger if claustrophobic. Lovely cafe, again gets busy but buses are regular so no need to rush! All staff friendly, toilets clean and nice little gift shop
Written 13 June 2024
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Sharon P
Poole, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
It gave an interesting insight into wartime life on Jersey. Loved the informative displays. Using personal accounts is inspiring. An enjoyable unique experience. Had a tasty lunch in the cafe.
Written 13 June 2024
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Pollypintsize
Hartlepool, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Very informative and a good day out especially around D Day time! It is a little cool in there so a hoody or jacket is recommended if you are in summer clothes. We didn’t opt for Audio and xtra £4 as there is enough information on the walls etc.
Written 12 June 2024
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PHK65
55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Seems to be on the ‘must do’ list for visitors to Jersey and as I am interested in military history it was definitely on mine. It’s a well set out museum in a unique location and takes you through the war years to the eventual liberation in 1945. I found the rooms well laid out with plenty to see and the written exhibits were long enough to convey the key information but short enough to keep my attention. There’s a really handy guide book as well. Start to finish took me just over 2 hours, followed by a tasty lunch in the cafe. All the staff were welcoming and friendly plus it was a nice touch to read in some of the personal stories from WW2 featured in the museum, their relatives are now working there 80 years later. Easy to get to by bus with frequent services and the stop is a short walk from the museum entrance. Definitely worth a visit
Written 11 June 2024
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Shelley S
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Visiting the war tunnels was a very thought provoking, interesting & powerful experience. It is certainly unlike other museums, due to the very nature of the buildings. The displays gave a real insight into life on Jersey during WW2. In places the atmosphere was somewhat eerie but that is hardly surprising. A real eye opener. I very much appreciated the tea & cake as well as some reflective time in the garden afterwards.
Written 10 June 2024
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della p
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Lots of information but let down by so many screens not working. You are faced with blank monitors that are supposed to be showing a film clip , ruins the atmosphere and flow of the information. It’s priced at £19 per ticket and like most of Jersey doesn’t offer a free carer ticket .
There is a lot of written information that gets a bit repetitive so probably not suitable for children .
I learned an awful lot and it is a must see if you go to Jersey but I feel this is taken advantage of by the price and lack of maintenance.
Lovely lad who served us at the ticket kiosk on Saturday 8th June btw !
Written 10 June 2024
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Anne H
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This is a really interesting and moving place to visit full of information and knowledge of what happened to the people of Jersey under German occupation, when visiting Jersey this is a MUST to visit it’s very well thought out to tell you which way to go and takes approx 2hrs also has a shop and cafe .
Written 10 June 2024
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GrandTour791174
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Very moving and informative glad we came. Two hours to read and see everything. Wrap up as tunnels are quite chilly. Lovely cafe in the sun afterwards.
Written 9 June 2024
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Annefromryder
Essex, UK2,076 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
£19 entry fee. £4 extra for the audio which I believe is worth having so as to explain the rooms as you walk through, but also giving you time to take in & read the information in the tunnel too.
I believe it gives you more information & understanding of what those poor people went through & how they were treated.
It does get cold as you would imagine being under ground. So wrap up even if it’s warm outside.
There is a coffee shop & toilets.
The bus stop is close by too. Making it easy to get to.
Definitely worth a visit
Written 8 June 2024
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