Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital, St. Lawrence

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Specialty Museum
Opened to the public in 1946 and subsequently restored, Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital encompasses an underground network of tunnels, fortifications, and military installations built by the Nazis in the 1940s. Intended to serve as part of the Nazi defense of the island, part of this particular set of fortifications were set aside to become an emergency hospital. In 2001, a permanent exhibit was unveiled and serves to illustrate the daily life of Jersey’s citizens before, during, and after the occupation. Use our St. Lawrence vacation route planner to add Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital and other attractions to your St. Lawrence vacation plans.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • got public transport here which was very easy, bought our tickets and went round the tunnels independently well worth a visit remember comfy shoes and a jumper or jacket even in hot weather  more »
  • I had expected the tunnels to be small & with little to see. I was pleasantly surprised - they are vast & there are exhibitions all the way around showing the story of Jersey'a occupation by the Germa...  more »
  • We got the vintage bus from the Liberation Bus Station £6 Return with a commentary by John Nettles about Jersey . An entrance ticket ( £11 for seniors !!) is purchased from the shop . The hospital tun...  more »
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  • The most popular visitor attraction in Jersey describes the history of the occupation of the island under the Germans during World War Two. As you walk around the tunnels you learn about the hidden history of island life under occupation. At the start uou are given an identity document of someone on the island and when you finish you can read their story outcome on a history wall in the cafe. Very insightful and a must see attraction.
  • Fascinating visit and insight into the islands history during World War 2. Lots of information on the island and its inhabitants and how they fared under German occupation. Well worth a visit if you are in the area and are interested in history.
  • Has to be 5* as this Island feature is a must if you want to know about the islands recent military history and hardship that the residents and forced labourers endured. IMHO it is superbly put together and is well worth the time and effort to read and soak up as much information as you can. Maybe a little 'over the heads' of some youngsters and as it can take a good 1½ - 2 hours (if you let it), they might become distracted. A very worthwhile visit but wear something warm, as the constantly cool air can become cold after a while..!
  • Visited it a while back and it was a one-of-a-kind experience. The tunnels are deep and chilly, filled with old war machinery and replicated scenes. There are also many other unfinished tunnels, which are for safety reasons prohibited to the public. Ambiant sounds and lighting, along with war trivia and 'activities', make the tunnels an even better experience.
  • Definitely worth going to, informative without being boring. Makes you look at the island in a completely new way, worth going in quieter times