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German Occupation Museum, Forest

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
German Occupation Museum recounts the personal stories of the British under Nazi control. Newspaper clippings and personal, firsthand accounts fill the museum. See Occupation Street, bursting with memorabilia from England in the early 1940s.Take a look at the collection of old artillery the Nazis brought to the isle but never actually used. Ask the host for some fresh coffee and homemade cake. Get there early to visit the entire museum, and bring your coat during the colder months. Before you head to Forest, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Forest trip itinerary builder, to make sure you see all that Forest has to offer, including German Occupation Museum.
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  • Everyone should go and have a couple of hours here. A fascinating insight into the hardship and history of the islanders in the war. Very interesting exhibits and a street set up as it was back then. ...  read more »
  • A very impressive collection of items saved from destruction by a local resident and displayed well in staged settings that keep you interested in a museum that feels bigger on the inside than it look...  read more »
  • We took our visitors to the Museum in September. We all really enjoyed our 2 hours. Not only are there many exhibits of German and Guernsey memorabilia, there are a couple of short films and a Guernse...  read more »
  • Fantastic museum, thought we would get the next bus (30 mins later) missed the next 4!! Excellently presented and lovely coffee shop at end
  • We were amazed how good this museum is and how well-presented all the artifacts are. Well worth a visit!
  • This museum has a comprehensive range of exhibits relating to the German occupation of Guernsey. It is well worth a visit. It is by far the best museum of its type I have ever seen and the cafe is very welcoming.
  • This museum is extraordinarily well done. The exhibits have a wide range of appeal and do an excellent job of telling the occupation story. There's a good mixture of artifacts, recreations and video presentations-all very clear and well chosen to illustrate the impact the war had on people's lives. I went to Guernsey after being inspired by the novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, while my husband is interested in war history in general. We spent a wonderful morning immersed in Guernsey's occupation story.
  • Stocked full of memorabilia, this museum feels more like the hobby room of a private collector, which, in a way, it is. (And the collector is a really nice guy.) Really great experience, but I feel obligated to warn claustrophobic people they should ready themselves for some tight spaces and small rooms.
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