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German Naval Signals HQ
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Owner description: This was the headquarters of the German Naval Commander of the Channel Islands during WWII. The Signals HQ handled all the important radio signals traffic for the German Forces during the Occupation. The bunker complex was completed in 1944 and housed powerful communication equipment and Enigma enciphering machines. Over half the complex has been restored to its wartime appearance with original fixtures, fittings, objects and equipment.
Reviewed 21 October 2018

We walked the long distance to find this bunker ony to find it was closed and only open for a couple of hours in an afternoon. Something needs to be done to publicise the hours correctly when it open, not leaving it until you get to the place. Different plublications have different time non of which are correct. The one we looked at stated 1030 until 1630.

This is a great place of interest to us which we would have liked to have seen

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brian P
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GMVSM1, Front Office Manager at German Naval Signals HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Dear Brian
I'm sorry that you were unable to visit GNSHQ. I'm not sure which publication you used but I only have control over the publications which we produce ourselves or pay to be in, or our own website and the Visit Guernsey website, and they are all correct. The opening times were the same as in 2017, however in previous years they were different and it may well be that someone has reproduced old information. I can only apologise and hope that if you return to the island you will be able to visit it.

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Excellent visit. Extremely interesting. We returned a few days later for a guided tour which was specially tailored to be of interest to my grandsons.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 278foodie
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I have been here a couple of times and it is a very interesting place to visit.

The person who runs it is very passionate and knowledge. He had all the answers you ask him.

Sadly this bunker is not the easiest of places to find unless your local. You probably won't just bump into it you will have to be specifically going there which in a way is good as it's not too busy.

If your interested in what happened on Guernsey in world war 2 this is definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank terrydlm
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

Sir gave this review its title. We only visited as the museum was included in our Guernsey museum card and are so glad we did.

A volunteer and member of staff were on duty when we arrived, just in time for a tour. From the beginning they told stories of the bunker, explaining its engineering and relevance to the occupation.

There are several rooms refurbished to show the activity of the German signal soldiers and officers and others just cleaned up or used to display other information, for example, aerial photos of Guernsey taken by allied spy planes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michelle S
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

My husband is interested in WW2 history. We've visited too many damp, grey, concrete bunkers, so I wasn't particularly interested, but tagged along as it was only £4 and thought we'd be back out in the sunshine in 10 minutes.
We reemerged two hours later after an extremely interesting tour by Ian, who was friendly, enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable. He talked of the technicalities with my husband an engineer. Ian told us of the Kommandant, Willy who returned after the war and explained and authenticated the operations. Ian told us personal stories, remembering the lives of the young German soldiers and the sadness of their situation too.
The bunker and exhibits have been restored or added to a standard which really brought the history to life.
Ian has a skill to interact with all levels of visitors.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jo p
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